Issue 8

DkiTimes Volume 6 Issue 8

Commencement Speech 2011- Andy Pollak. "Give up your aul cynicism-this is a great wee county and great wee country"

Andy Pollak, Director of the centre for Cross Border Studies delivered an inspirational speech at Conferring 2011 in DkIT.

DkIT theatre dedicated to Tomás Mac Anna as Dancing at Lughnasa opens


A performance space on the Dundalk Institute of Technology (DkIT) campus is being named Mac Anna Theatre in recognition of the work in Irish theatre of Dundalk man Tomás Mac Anna who died earlier this year, aged 87.

"Fiche bliain ag fás agus fiche bliain faoi bhláth" President's address at Conferring 2011.

Denis Cummins, President DkIT addressed graduates and their families at DkIT's 40th anniversary year Conferring ceremonies.

Recent Retirements

Seamus Kelly retired on 30th September and a small, but highly efficient committee, organised a very enjoyable evening in Byrne's pub where Seamus was joined by colleagues past and present, all there to wish him a long and happy retirement. Hot on Seamus's retirement heels was Gerry Cluskey who also retired on the same day! Peter Carolan had retired earlier in the summer while Gerry Woods claims the distinction of being the most recent retiree.

The Peter Rice Competition

The Peter Rice medal competition took place in DkIT on Wednesday 26th October. The event was organised by Sinead Kelly from the School of Engineering and was run in conjunction with Engineers Ireland North East region. The Peter Rice medal commemorates the local Dundalk man, who was one of Ireland's outstanding structural engineers and the award is made annually to the best presented Level 7 Engineering student project in DkIT.

Don't drop out, drop in!

We are running scheduled drop-in workshops in our new purposely designed Information Skills room to help students and staff make the most of all the resources and services available to them through DkIT Library.

DkIT Senior footballers defeated by Letterkenny IT.

DkIT senior footballers crashed out of the league on Monday (7th of November) after an unfortunate 1 point defeat to Letterkenny IT. With 2 and a half hour trip to O’Donnell Park in Letterkenny, the lads were sent home bitterly disappointed after such a close game. The loss ends this semester’s competitive term which has been a disappointing one for the team. But with a very good performance none the less they can look forward to the Trench Cup in February.

Chemistry PhD Research Studentship

Dundalk Institute of Technology is a dynamic, world class Institute that has developed an international reputation in both basic and applied research through its Research Centres and Groups.

Christmas by Candlelight with Dundalk School of Music

Dundalk School of Music will host an atmospheric night of music and song in celebration of the Christmas season.

Caption Competition

I came to DkIT – I wanted to get ahead!

Congratulations Dan O'Brien


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