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Teagasc release 2019 Open Day schedule

Level 6 Advanced Certificate in Horticulture students busy at work on the new student project gardens in the Teagasc Hort. education site in Ashtown.

Teagasc open days give prospective students the chance to get an insight into what courses Teagasc have on offer. Learning about the opportunities and modules involved in a course assist greatly in the person's decision making.



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19 December 2018

Just a few months out from the next round of Teagasc open days, a group of students who are currently enrolled in the Level 6 Advanced Certificate in Horticulture at the Teagasc Ahtown campus are  busy working on the new student project gardens in the Teagasc Hort. education site in Ashtown.

The students are completing this project as part of their landscape design and build module. Overall, there are two entire garden builds which will be completed by students under the supervision of college tutors by early March 2019.

The gardens will also represent the design concepts of the students directly and is a fantastic practical learning project for the group. After March the students will be going on placement to complete their programme of learning.

Completing specific modules with a hands-on approach will provide invaluable experience for these students and provide them with the required skills to confidently enter the job market and begin their career.

Open Days

Teagasc have released the schedule for open days taking place in their college campuses around the country for 2019. The open days provide for prospective students and companies looking to up-skill their employees the ability to enquire and learn about what is on offer from Teagasc. See the schedule below.

Thursday, February 28, 2019
Pallaskenry (Agriculture), Salesian Agricultural College, Pallaskenry, Co Limerick.
10am – 2pm – Tours on-going.
Principal: Derek O’Donoghue.
Tel: 061 393100 Email:

Friday, March 1, 2019
Kildalton (Agriculture & Horticulture), Teagasc, Kildalton Agricultural & Horticultural College, Piltown, Co Kilkenny.
Tours start at: 10am and 11am.
Principal: Paul Hennessy.
Tel: 051 644400 Email:

Wednesday, March 6, 2019
Mountbellew (Agriculture), Mountbellew Agricultural College, Mountbellew, Co Galway.
Open Day tours start at:9.30am, 10.30am & 11.30am
Principal: Tom Burke
Tel: 0909 679205 Email:

Thursday, March 7, 2019
Botanic Gardens (Horticulture), Teagasc, College of Horticulture, National Botanic Gardens, Glasnevin, Dublin 9.
2pm – 4pm – Tours on-going.
Principal: John Mulhern.
Tel: 01 8040201 Email:

Friday, March 8, 2019
Ballyhaise (Agriculture), Teagasc, Ballyhaise Agricultural College, Ballyhaise, Co Cavan.
10am – 1pm – Tours on-going.
Principal: John Kelly.
Tel: 049 4338108 Email:

Friday, March 8, 2019
Clonakilty (Agriculture), Teagasc, Clonakilty Agricultural College, Darrara, Clonakilty, Co Cork.
Tours start at: 11am & 12pm.
Principal: Keith Kennedy.
Tel: 023 8832500 Email:

Wednesday, March 13, 2019
Gurteen (Agriculture), Gurteen College, Ballingarry, Roscrea, Co Tipperary.
10.30am – 12.30pm – Tours on-going.
Principal: Mike Pearson.
Tel: 067 21282 Email:

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