Welcome from the Head of College

ATU Sligo (formerly IT Sligo) is over 50 years in existence.  In that time it has seen many changes.  From being a regional technical college in the 1970’s to its current designation as an Institute of Technology, and we are now on our journey to becoming a Technological University. 

In this time, education has evolved and so has our climate, our planet, and its environment.  The challenge for us as educators is to help transition our students and society to become more sustainable, operating with social equity, environmental protection, and economic prosperity valued equally, in harmony rather than in competition with one another.  To do this we need to provide high quality education embedded with the principles of sustainability. 

ATU Sligo is proud of our environmental record and our Green Campus sustainability programme is bringing a new focus to how we learn, think, and act to protect our natural world. It links all aspects of college life working in partnership with our stakeholders, both within the college and in our local community.

I invite you to explore our sustainability pages and join us in our journey to create a more sustainable campus that is ready to meet the needs of our students and community and is an exemplar of sustainability in practice for the next 50 years and beyond.

Dr. Brendan McCormack 

IT Sligo President Brendan McCormack

Welcome from The President of ATU Sligo Student Union

Having being elected as the Students’ Union President I gave a commitment to continue the momentum created by previous officers to make sustainability a core value at our college.

Our campus is nestled in the scenic beauty of one of the most historic landscapes in the country. Now more than ever our members require that we not only leave the world the way we found it but that we strive to make it a better place.

The UN World Commission on Environment and Development says that “sustainable development is development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.”

ATU Sligo Students’ Union and our members are committed to working with our partners in the Institute, including the student funded Environmental Society and the Green Campus Committee towards a more sustainable campus for us all. As we continue our journey towards a Technological University we will be bold and innovative in creating positive sustainable change.

Ne neart go cur le cheile – There is no Strength Without Unity

Dáire Martin


Diare Martin, Students Union President

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