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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BIM Radio and Safety Training July 2018

Radio and Safety Training

BIM Radio and Safety Training July 2018

BIM's Coastal Training Unit will be delivering training at Newport, Co. Mayo during July.  For further information and course bookings, contact Kathy at tel: 086-3856885, email:

Radio and safety will also take place at both of BIM's training colleges in Greencastle, Co. Donegal and Castletownbere, Co. Cork.  Contact for further information and course bookings.

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