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.

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Deirdre Kelleghan

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Deirdre Kelleghan
Being a self-employed artist is probably the most difficult job really. You need to be highly motivated in the tasks you set for yourself. You need to be able to work on your inspirations and be totally focused on your targets. If your painting does not work first time you need to be able to learn from your experience and use what worked in another piece. Your ability to have confidence in your journey exploring your choice of subjects in paint is important. As regards doing workshops, bringing fun into the entire effort is the most important element to achieve. Your audiences will learn in a more sustainable way and produce drawings to be proud of.
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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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Kildalton Agricultural & Horticultural College

Kilkenny


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Saturday, September 29, 2018
Young Breeders Training Day
10:30 AM to 10:30 AM
Friday, October 05, 2018
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Friday, March 01, 2019
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About Us

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 kilometres from Carrick-on-Suir and 20 kilometres 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 on 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 programme provides valuable work experience as part of your overall training. Work experience can be arranged in other countries if desired.

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Saturday, September 29, 2018
Young Breeders Training Day 10:30 AM to 10:30 AM
Friday, October 05, 2018
Open Day 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Friday, March 01, 2019
Open Day 12:00 AM to 12:00 AM
See all college events
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