Sligo VEC, Coderdojo Sligo, and the Irish Rocketry Society have joined forces to get the young enthusiasts to combine code with physics and launch their own rockets into the sky.
The aim of the rocket-building workshop is to inspire and encourage children to show an interest in fun and engaging topics from the worlds of science,...
Sligo Youthreach has qualified for the Western Regional Final of Junk Kouture which requires students to design and construct a costume from recycled items. The skies the limit for the materials you can use and it puts students creativity to the test to come up with an idea!
The Western Regional Final is on in The Royal...
Corran College Notes
Well done to Ciara Scanlon, Emma Morrison and Emma Hannon who successfully completed their Youth Sport West Leadership Awards. The girls will be presented with their awards at a ceremony in Bundoran on Wednesday 27th February. Thank you to Mr Flynn who mentored...
Colaiste Iascaigh Notes Feb 20th 2013
School tour to Poland
Early Sunday Feb 10th we departed Colaiste Iascaigh for Poland on our annual international school tour. After a short delay at Belfast airport we were quickly on our way to the Nosal ski resort in Zakopane. There we enjoyed perfect skiing conditions for 2 days....
Colaiste iascaigh notes Feb. 2013
Our school recently had its annual Open Day. 6th Class students from our local national schools visited Coláiste Iascaigh and took part in a number of classes as well as an IPod Treasure Hunt. The students enjoyed the opportunity to see what it was like to be a...
Corran College News
Congratulations to Gary Anderson and Gabriel Rafferty who were interviewed by Ocean FM presenters on their experiences with the Irish U15 International soccer team and Formula 1 competition entry respectively. Sarah Anderson performed a song live on air to the admiration of all present....
Coder Dojo in County Sligo
The Non-Profit Organisation that teaches children how to code is looking for mentors!
What is Coder Dojo? Irish led, this global network of FREE computer clubs is a place for young people to learn to code, develop websites, apps, games and more!
Coder Dojo has recently seen a...
Sligo VEC is running a six-week introduction to Irish Sign Language course
at Quay st. VEC on Friday afternoons from 2.30pm until 4pm. The course will
start on the 8th of February and run until the 6th of March.
As part of the six weeks, we will provide accredited Deaf Awareness
training. The training has been...
William Butler Yeats was born in Dublin in 1865, but spent most of his childhood in County Sligo. He is one of Ireland's best-known poets. In December 1923, he was awarded the Nobel Prize for literature. He is buried in Drumcliffe, Co Sligo
Truskmore Mountain is the highest peak in Co Sligo.Truskmore lies between Sligo and Leitrim and is 2,113 feet high. It can be found in the Dartry Mountains area and is the 201st highest mountain in Ireland.
"One is not always happy when one is good; but one is always good when one is happy." - Oscar Wilde
You can easily stand out by smiling, while improving your happiness. In fact, smiling helps make you feel much better mentally, because it releases endorphins, which relieve pain and make you feel happy as well.
The most yolks ever found in one chicken egg was nine!
No one knows Albert Eistein's last words. Just before he passed, he spoke several words in German, but his nurse only knew English.
The Irish name for Sligo is Sligeach.Shelly place. The name "Sligeach" originates from the abundance of shellfish found in the river and its estuary. According to the Ordinance Survey letters of 1836, "cart loads of shells were found underground.