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 Mary Joyce from Department of Education and Skills to give some advice for people considering this job:

 

Mary Joyce

Secondary School Teacher

Department of Education and Skills

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  Mary Joyce
Teaching as they say is a vocation, it is a job that requires patience and enthusiasm. If you are considering teaching you need to look beyond the holidays and think of the 9-4 Monday to Friday spent dealing with children or teenagers and the challenges which they might pose.

I would advise anyone thinking of teaching as a career to speak with Teachers and learn of their experiences, both positive and negative. I personally would encourage people to consider teaching as it is an extremely rewarding profession in terms of the interaction you get daily with young people and the colleagues you meet in the job.
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Ballyhaise Agricultural College

Ballyhaise Agricultural College


Ballyhaise Agricultural College 
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Higher Education Courses

BSc in Agriculture
Applications for this course which is run in partnership with Dundalk Institute of Technology are made through the CAO, course code DK882.

BSc in Sustainable Agriculture

This course is run in partnership with Dundalk Institute of Technology

Course Codes: CR010, DK685, WD126, DKA80

Ballyhaise College

Ballyhaise College is located 8km north of Cavan town on an estate of 220 hectares of grassland and is a leading provider of training in Agriculture and Forestry. Close links have been developed with the local Institute of Technology in Dundalk (DkIT). This has facilitated the development of progression to third level (HETAC) courses and has greatly enhanced the provision of agricultural education in the North East. Over 400 students are currently registered on courses at Ballyhaise College.

The main house is nearly 300 years old and retains many of its historical features.

Student Accommodation

Students are accommodated in three modern houses, each with 18 single bedrooms.

Facilities/Activities

A large gym is available for indoor soccer, basketball, volleyball, badminton and weight training. There are also game rooms for pool, darts, table tennis, cards, TV and general socialising plus a computer training facility with 30 modern PCs.

Gaelic football is popular and the college team visits other colleges to play matches. Debating, cross-country running, Macra na Feirme farm tasks, sheep shearing and local and foreign tours are all part of life in Ballyhaise.

The Farm

The college farm consists of a 120 cow dairy herd, 50 cow suckler herd, 200 ewe sheep flock, 200 cattle of various types with 100 finished every year and a 100 sow pig unit.

The farm includes 50 hectares of diverse woodlands, Ballyhaise College is a registered centre for external candidates taking examinations for ABC Awards in Arboriculture.