ONE OF THE MOST PLEASANT memories I have of working in County Tipperary is of my daughter and son enjoying the 2016 Maker Meet on the campus of LIT-Thurles. They wish they could attend the 2018 version on Friday the 27th of April, but they're headed to a First Communion in another county and might not be able to change course.
I WATCHED THE MOST nail-biting final in Irish Robocode history unfold in the Thurles Thunderdome on the LIT-Thurles campus and at the end of a captivating nine-minute round, Robo Panda from the Dundalk Institute of Technology took the trophy from a very aggressive and cleverly programmed Feels Tank Man from ITC Carlow. You can listen to the final round commentary below.
AUTHOR DAVID GLUCKMAN visits the Clonmel campus for a lunchtime talk on Tuesday, February 27, 2018. The free event takes place in the Clonmel campus with an audience of clever creative students and local businesses.
HUNDREDS OF THIRD LEVEL students in Ireland have started a month-long step challenge by joining together in small teams to record the highest number of steps together. We will update this page throughout the month of March 2018, helping to surface some of the initiative shown by LIT sports management students who are taking part in the programme.
I ENJOY LOOKING BACK ON CHRISTMAS every year, enjoying memories that revolve around the special season. I rarely spent Christmas in the same place when I lived in the States but this century I've been in Ireland for nearly every Christmas nearly a quarter century, able to walk under the lights of Grafton Street (pictured).
My Christmas traditions have evolved since my days as a teen in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. Back then, I would work with my brothers between Christmas and New Years, rotating fresh poinsettias from the family greenhouse to churches, rectories and convents.
We had to empty the greenhouse of Christmas foliage in order to make way for Easter lilies. We used the green company station wagon to run full loads to happy nuns and priests.
I'M GLAD THAT I HAVE a relatively quiet weekend ahead because it's going to take a few hours for me to decompress several significant outcomes related to a field trip our creative media students completed in Dublin. The five students got specialised attention while inside Workday and Google. We got tailored content and special treatment.
The pacing of the day was so fast that I didn't take time out to record any audio snippets. In fact, we were asked not to record some of the things we heard and saw.
WE GET AN INSIDE VIEW of Google's accelerated mobile publishing along with deep insights about a current Adwords programme when visiting Google's Dublin offices with a small crew of creative media students from the Limerick Institute of Technology. I appreciate the work Conor McGann is doing to create an incisive session.