Wednesday, 20 May 2015

Prince of Wales Visit

IT Sligo welcomed the Prince of Wales earlier today.

He spoke with students and staff as he visited exhibitions by the Science and Architecture Departments.

Check out the college Facebook page for more photos of the visit.

Monday, 18 May 2015

Exams

Best of luck with the exams!

The library opening hours will remain as normal until Friday 29th May after which they will change to out of term times: Monday-Friday 9am-5pm.


Thursday, 7 May 2015

Poetry Day

Poetry Ireland - √Čigse √Čireann
Today is Poetry Day Ireland and to celebrate why not read a favourite poem or try something new for the day that is in it, see Pocket Poems from Poetry Ireland for a selection.
Keeping it local, here is a poem from W.B. Yeats:

Red Hanrahan's Song About Ireland 
by William Butler Yeats (1865-1939)

The old brown thorn-trees break in two high over Cummen Strand, 
Under a bitter black wind that blows from the left hand; 
Our courage breaks like an old tree in a black wind and dies, 
But we have hidden in our hearts the flame out of the eyes 
Of Cathleen, the daughter of Houlihan. 
The wind has bundled up the clouds high over Knocknarea, 
And thrown the thunder on the stones for all that Maeve can say. 
Angers that are like noisy clouds have set our hearts abeat; 
But we have all bent low and low and kissed the quiet feet 
Of Cathleen, the daughter of Houlihan. 
The yellow pool has overflowed high up on Clooth-na-Bare, 
For the wet winds are blowing out of the clinging air; 
Like heavy flooded waters our bodies and our blood; 
But purer than a tall candle before the Holy Rood
Is Cathleen, the daughter of Houlihan.