Kildalton will not form part of ‘TU’

Pictured in Moorepark at the launch of the Teagasc National Dairy Conference on ‘Technologies for Success’ which takes place in Rochestown, Cork on December 6th and in Mullingar on December 7th, are speakers John Phelan (Kilmeaden, Co Waterford), Brendan Smiddy (Teagasc, Cork East Region), Anne-Marie Butler (Ulster Bank), Donald Bateman (Cahir, Co Tipperary) and Michael Gowen (Kilworth, Co Cork).  | Photo: O'Gorman Photography

Pictured in Moorepark at the launch of the Teagasc National Dairy Conference on ‘Technologies for Success’ which takes place in Rochestown, Cork on December 6th and in Mullingar on December 7th, are speakers John Phelan (Kilmeaden, Co Waterford), Brendan Smiddy (Teagasc, Cork East Region), Anne-Marie Butler (Ulster Bank), Donald Bateman (Cahir, Co Tipperary) and Michael Gowen (Kilworth, Co Cork). | Photo: O'Gorman Photography

Kildalton Agricultural College will not form part of the proposed Technological University of the South East, according to WIT President, Professor Willie Donnelly.

“WIT enjoys a tremendous collaborative relationship with Kildalton, and that will remain the case in the event of the TU process proceeding to its desired outcome,” said Prof Donnelly. “But Kildalton itself will not be part of any merged entity. It operates under the auspices of Teagasc, has a definite focus to its programmes and that shall remain the case. But our close working relationship with Kildalton will certainly be retained in the years to come, be it under the WIT banner or as a Technological University.”

The largest agricultural college in the country, Kildalton is home to over 500 students and is a major provider of training across a range of courses, including Equine Studies, Machinery and Horticulture.

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