Statement from IT Sligo on Storm Eunice


Due to the extreme nature of Storm Eunice and the threat of multi-hazard weather events as confirmed by Met Éireann, the Department of Education is advising that schools and Further and Higher Educational Institutes in counties where Status Orange Snow warnings are in place should not open tomorrow 18th of February. As a result of this advice, IT Sligo will close its campus tomorrow, Friday 18th of February.

Classes already scheduled for online students should go ahead as planned.

Where possible planned on campus classes will be delivered remotely. Lecturers will advise students by email if remote classes are to occur.

However, you will appreciate that it is possible that individual lecturers teaching remotely from home may experience broadband issues owing to the storm so please keep an eye on your email.

Status orange snow warnings have issued for counties:

  • • Donegal
  • • Mayo
  • • Sligo
  • • Leitrim
  • • Roscommon

Met Éireann has advised that this is a multi-hazard event with wind and heavy snow. Storm Eunice will bring heavy sleet and snow leading to blizzard-like conditions in parts with treacherous driving conditions. The storm is expected to impact most during school commuting hours and this will make journeys to school extremely hazardous in the morning in those areas.

Please take care.