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 Hugh Heraghty from Bord Iascaigh Mhara to give some advice for people considering this job:


Hugh Heraghty

Fish Farm Manager

Bord Iascaigh Mhara

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  Hugh Heraghty
You need to be hard working, enjoy the outdoor life regardless of the weather and must be willing to work as part of a team at all times.

Realists are usually interested in 'things' - such as buildings, mechanics, equipment, tools, electronics etc. Their primary focus is dealing with these - as in building, fixing, operating or designing them. Involvement in these areas leads to high manual skills, or a fine aptitude for practical design - as found in the various forms of engineering.

Realists like to find practical solutions to problems using tools, technology and skilled work. Realists usually prefer to be active in their work environment, often do most of their work alone, and enjoy taking decisive action with a minimum amount of discussion and paperwork.
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New Leaving Cert 2017 Points Poster

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New Leaving Cert 2017 Points Poster

Thursday, March 03, 2016 

New Leaving Cert 2017 Points Poster

New Leaving Cert 2017 Points Poster distribution update. 

Such was the demand for our popular New Leaving Cert 2017 A2 Points Poster that stocks completely ran out at the IGC Conference in Limerick last weekend.

We have now liaised with a number of IGC Branches around the country to ensure that the poster will be available to any guidance counsellors who did not manage to pick one up at the conference, as it is not possible for us to deliver to individual schools.

Posters can be collected at the following IGC Branch Meetings: 

  • Limerick College of Further Education - Tuesday March 8th 
  • Waterford Teachers' Centre - Tuesday March 8th 
  • Ennis Education Centre - Tuesday March 8th 
  • Athlone Education Centre - Tuesday March 8th 
  • Kildare Education Centre - Tuesday March 8th
  • Donegal Careers Fair - Thursday March 3rd
  • Dublin - Dun Laoghaire Further Education Institute - Tuesday March 15th 
  • Galway / Mayo Branch Meeting - Tuesday April 12th 
  • Dublin West - Tallaght Education Centre - Tuesday April 26th 
  • North Dublin Branch - Tuesday May 3rd
  • North East BranchShirley Arms, Carrickmaccross, Co. Monaghan - Tuesday May 10th 
  • Cork - UCC Tyndall -  Friday 22nd April

New locations will be added as they are made available. 

Please contact us with details of your next branch meeting if you are not included in this list and wish to have some copies for distribution to your members.

Phone: 01 - 2090797


The CareersPortal Team