Careers rarely develop the way we plan them. Our career path often takes many twists and turns, with particular events, choices and people influencing our direction.

We asked Nicola O'Higgins from Bord Iascaigh Mhara to give some advice for people considering this job:


Nicola O'Higgins


Bord Iascaigh Mhara

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You need to work with people in the industry as knowledge is everything  - where to buy, who from, when etc. Health and safety courses and a pleasant manner and drive are also important.

Administrative people are interested in work that offers security and a sense of being part of a larger process. They may be at their best operating under supervisors who give clear guidelines, and performing routine tasks in a methodical and reliable way.

They tend to enjoy clerical and most forms of office work, where they perform essential administrative duties. They often form the backbone of large and small organisations alike. They may enjoy being in charge of office filing systems, and using computers and other office equipment to keep things running smoothly. They usually like routine work hours and prefer comfortable indoor workplaces.
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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