Engineering Fair 2019

Take a look at the 2019 Engineering Fair

Sunday 3rd March 2019 is the first Engineering Fair at IT Sligo and it guarantees to be a great day out for all the family – children and adults!

Between 12 -5pm there will be a range of performances, interactive displays, workshops and demonstrations for all the family to enjoy. Here is just a sample of what’s going on:

Dr Megaphone

Join Open University lecturer Dr Ian Johnston (aka Dr Megaphone), singer/songwriter Alan McClure and long-suffering demonstrator Sandy the Science Boy for a romp through three hundred years of scientific and engineering history throughout Ireland. Discover the links between Dublin docks, pioneers, aviators and a cat which may or may not be alive. Suitable for ages 8+.

Engineering for Life – from cradle to grave

From ultrasound machines to nappies, cars and replacement hip-joints, engineering affects all parts of our lives – from before we are born until after we die. This demonstration- filled live show
will reveal how engineering improves the quality of our lives.

Niamh Shaw wants to go to space: what it takes to make the impossible possible

Award-winning science communicator Niamh Shaw is on a mission to get to Space and in her own unique way will explore what happens to us when we allow ourselves to pursue our childhood dreams. This inspirational Irish engineer will tell her story, sharing highs and lows of the journey so far, with videos of her recent adventures on the simulated Mars mission and her work with the European Space Agency.

Screenings of “Dream Big: Engineering our World”

3 screenings of “Dream Big: Engineering our World” in A0006 at 12:05, 1:50 and 3:50
On display all day we will have

  • The iconic DeLorean car with Ward Automation outside the main reception all day!
  • Robot Ted in the main reception area all day!
  • Workshops including 2D Game Programming, Mechanical Art Workshops, Hydrogen Car Challenge, Kite Building and Lego Robotics
  • Engineers Without Borders, 3D printing, Drones and much more on the Concourse
  • Sligo Bay Lifeboat Services along with Gardai Siochana, Civil Defence and the Mountain Rescue Team will be in the main canteen all day!

There really is something for everyone!


Admission is free and all are welcome
Download the full event brochure here
For further details please contact Oli Melia –

The Sligo Engineering Fair 2019 is produced by IT Sligo in association with Science Foundation Ireland, STEPS Engineers Ireland and industry partners Abbott.

2019/20 Fulltime Prospectus IT Sligo