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Kildalton College Open Day

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An Invitation to our Special Careers Event

Teagasc is the main provider of further education and training for the land-based sector. Full-time courses in agriculture are offered at levels 5 and 6 at three Teagasc colleges ( Ballyhaise, Clonakilty, and Kildalton) and at three linked private agricultural colleges (Gurteen, Mountbellew and the Salesian Agricultural College, Pallaskenry). Horticultural courses are offered at two Teagasc colleges ( the College of Amenity Horticulture, National Botanic Gardens and at Kildalton). Equine programs are offered at Kildalton and forestry at Ballyhaise.

Teagasc has a major involvement in nationwide higher education delivery at levels 7 and 8 for the land-based sector through its extensive partnerships with the higher education sector. This linkage also provides opportunities for Teagasc further education learners to progress to higher education. The need for new knowledge and skill sets is increasing rapidly across the land-based sector. Education will be a key enabler for young entrants to meet new opportunities and challenges. Research studies highlight the high returns to investment in agricultural education. This is particularly true in an Irish context with exceptionally strong economic returns to formal agricultural education both to individual farmers and to the country at large. Teagasc is inviting schools, students, teachers, and parents to attend one of these special career events at a college convenient to you. These events provide a unique opportunity to update you on career opportunities in and Teagasc course offerings for the land-based sector.

Kildalton College is situated in the village of Piltown, Co Kilkenny in the picturesque Suir valley. It is located on the main Waterford to Limerick road, approximately eight kilometers from Carrick-on-Suir and 20 kilometers from Waterford city. Kildalton is the largest agricultural college in the country. It is a leading provider of training in Equine Studies, Machinery, Agriculture and Horticulture. Close links have been developed with the local Institute of Technology in Waterford (WIT) to make it a progressive learning facility in the South East. Over 500 students are currently registered for courses at Kildalton College.


Kildalton College offers a wide range of further education and higher-level courses in agriculture, horticulture and equine studies.

Our courses equip young people with the key skills and knowledge required across the land-based sector. Students attending Kildalton College get the opportunity to learn in a practical supportive environment. Our practical experience program provides valuable work experience as part of your overall training. Work experience can be arranged in other countries if desired.

What you will get...

  • Information on all further and higher level courses in agriculture, horticulture, horses and forestry
  • An outline of careers in agriculture, agri-business, amenity and production horticulture, forestry, horse breeding and training and career profiles of graduates
  • Guided tours of college teaching and recreational facilities and visits to the colleges’ modern farming and horticultural enterprises

Who you will meet...

  • Talk to college teaching staff and educational experts
  • Meet students currently attending courses
  • Hear from potential employers of course graduates

When: Friday 3rd March 2017
Open Day: 10.00am – 1.00pm (Tours start at 10am & 11am)
Where: Kildalton Agricultural & Horticultural College, Teagasc, Kildalton Agricultural & Horticultural College, Piltown, Co Kilkenny. E32 YW08
Phone: 051 644400
Email: reception@kildaltoncollege.ie

Detailed information on Teagasc courses is available at www.teagasc.ie .