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Colm Hofler

Chemical Engineer

CRH plc

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  Colm Hofler
Within the building materials industry there are opportunities for people with very different backgrounds.

The Investigative person will usually find a particular area of science to be of interest. They are inclined toward intellectual and analytical activities and enjoy observation and theory. They may prefer thought to action, and enjoy the challenge of solving problems with clever technology. They will often follow the latest developments in their chosen field, and prefer mentally stimulating environments.
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Teagasc College Open Days 2015 - 2016

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Teagasc College Open Days 2015 - 2016

Wednesday, September 30, 2015 

Teagasc College Open Days 2015 - 2016

Our Schedule of Open Days for 2015 - 2016 are as follows: 

  • Venue: College of Amenity Horticulture Teagasc, National Botanic Gardens, Glasnevin, Dublin 9 
  • Dates: Tursday 1st October 2015  & Thursday 10th March 2016
  • Time: 2.00pm - 4.30pm (Tours ongoing)

Principal: John Mulhern | Phone: 01 8040201 Email: 

  • Venue: Gurteen Agricultural College Ballingarry, Roscrea, Co. Tipperary
  • Dates: Tursday 1st October 2015 & Wednesday 16th March 2016 
  • Time: 10.30am - 2.00pm (Tours ongoing)

Principal: Mike Pearson | Phone: 067 21282 Email:

  • Venue: Ballyhaise Agricultural College Teagasc, Agricultural College, Ballyhaise, Co. Cavan
  • Dates: Friday 2nd October 2015 & Thursday 10th March 2016 
  • Time: 10.00am - 1.00pm (Tours ongoing)

Principal: John Kelly | Phone: 049 4338108 Email:

  • Venue: Kildalton Agricultural & Horticultural College Teagasc, Ag & Hort College, Piltown, Co. Kilkenny
  • Dates: Friday 2nd October 2015 & Friday 4th March 2016 
  • Time: 10.00am - 1.00pm (Tours begin at 10am & 11am) 

Principal Horticulture: Ciaran Walsh Phone: 051 644400 | Email:

  • Venue: Mountbellew Agricultural College Mountbellew, Co. Galway 
  • Dates: Tuesday 6th October 2015 Wednesday 2nd March 2016 
  • Time: 10.00am - 3.00pm 

Principal: Tom Burke | Phone: 0909 679205 Email:

  • Venue: Clonakilty Agricultural College Teagasc, Agricultural College, Darrara, Clonakilty, Co. Cork 
  • Dates: Friday 16th October 2015 & Wednesday 16th March 2016 
  • Time: 11.00am - 2.00pm (Tours ongoing)

Principal: Majella Moloney | Phone: 023 8832500 Email: 

  • Venue: Pallaskenry Agricultural College Salesian Agricultural College, Pallaskenry, Co. Limerick
  • Date: Thursday 3rd December 2015 & Thursday 24th March 2016 
  • Time: 10.00am - 2.00pm (Tours ongoing) 

Principal: Derek O’Donoghue | Phone: 061 393100 Email:

For more information, please contact the college of your choice at the numbers/emails above or visit our website here