Sligo Annual Engineering Fair Returns


The Sligo Engineering Fair will return for its 4th annual event on Sunday the 6th of March at the IT Sligo campus and online from 12 pm to 5 pm. A blended experience of in-person and online shows will offer an array of workshops and demonstrations suitable for all age groups.

This year’s Fair will showcase how engineering is changing how we live our lives through emerging technologies like Artificial Intelligence, 3D printing and data analytics. Included in a fascinating line-up of speakers will be Arlan Harris, Head of Education at Ballard Motive Solutions, who will explain the role of Hydrogen Fuel Cells in our Future Energy Systems and how they can change all our lives.

Families will enjoy the entertaining and dangerous “Devastatingly Dramatic Climate Show!,” an exciting event that features crazy, innovative demonstrations which will answer many questions about weather and climate change.

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

Sligo Engineering Fair

Niall Plunkett, Site Director, from Abbott’s diagnostics business in Sligo welcomes the physical return of the Engineering Fair in Sligo after two long years.

“Abbott is delighted to return to IT Sligo in support of this terrific initiative. Over the next decade, Abbott’s mission is to improve the lives of over 3 billion people by breaking down barriers to health and designing access and affordability into our life-changing technologies and products. Delivering this goal will require the creativity and ingenuity of many engineers. We are proud to partner with the Sligo Engineering Fair to inspire the next generation of engineers who will someday help keep their communities and the world healthier.”

Head of Faculty of Engineering & Design at IT Sligo, Una Parsons said the event will highlight the breadth and scale of engineering activity in the region:

“The primary aim of this event is to promote engineering and technology careers to young people, particularly female students who we want to get more involved in STEM. This event aims to illuminate the public in the North-West about the breadth of engineering activity in Ireland and beyond, and how it is pivotal in transforming society for the better, as well as equip the younger generation with a better understanding of just how expansive and fun engineering can be.”

This event is free to all however please note that to ensure your spot in the fair, you must book your tickets at The website also highlights some of the fascinating exhibits and activities the fair has to offer.