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 Eileen Faherty from Construction Industry Federation to give some advice for people considering this job:

Eileen Faherty

Electrician / Quantity Surveyor

Construction Industry Federation

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Eileen Faherty
My advice would be that if you are not afraid of hard work that construction can be a very rewarding industry. It is a constantly changing industry which is interesting to work in.

To be a QS the main values would be to be interested in dealing with financial data and be happy to work as part of a team. Having an interest in construction generally outside of the commercials will also help as it keeps you interested in the projects you are working on apart from what they cost.
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Pallaskenry Agricultural College

Pallaskenry Agricultural College


Pallaskenry Agricultural College 
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Pallaskenry College is located 16km to the west of Limerick City adjacent to the picturesque Shannon Estuary. It is situated on a 210 hectare estate of lush “golden vale” farmland.

Pallaskenry is owned and managed by the Salesian Fathers. It has been involved in Agricultural Education since 1922. Courses are offered in both Agriculture and Farm Machinery/Mechanisation. These programmes are run in partnership with Limerick Institute of Technology, Teagasc, QQI, City & Guilds, SOLAS and the ETB. 

Facilities/Activities

The college has excellent teaching and recreational facilities. An Information Technology Centre contains 20 state of the art computers with internet and email access.

There are also a range of engineering/machinery workshops to facilitate the delivery of the colleges specialised machinery programmes.

Recreational facilities include an indoor heated swimming pool, an all weather soccer pitch, football/hurling pitches and a games room. Full-time recreational students are accommodated in high quality, newly renovated single and double rooms. 

The College Farm

The farm consists of 210 hectares and has a number of enterprises, which are run as commercial units.

The dairy herd is the largest in the Agricultural College sector. There are 190 pedigree Holstein Friesian cows producing 1.6 million litres of milk. The cows are milked in a modern purpose built facility with a 24 unit milking parlour and a 200 cubicle dairy shed.

170 cattle are reared to beef annually. A self-contained suckler unit for 60 cows has just been completed.

There is also a 320 ewe sheep flock including 100 early lambing ewes.

35 hectares of maize are grown to provide high energy feed for the high yielding liquid milk dairy herd.

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