Gurteen College

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Gurteen College is an agricultural college in County Tipperary, Ireland. Founded as Gurteen Agricultural College by the Methodist Church in Ireland in 1947[1] it provides training courses in agriculture and equine studies for farms and rural enterprises. It is a charity registered in Ireland.[2] The farm covers 380 hectares of land.

Courses[edit]

The Equine department opened in 1999. A Higher Certificate and a bachelor's degree are available from Gurteen in conjunction with Athlone Institute of Technology. Also offered in association with Athlone IT is the Bachelor of Science (Veterinary Nursing).[3] FETAC validate a number of the other Agricultural programmes.

Latest developments[edit]

Gurteen college students were crowned Annual Colleges Challenge Day Champions on 2 February 2012.[4]

Wood -chip boilers were installed to provide heat in September 2010. Groves of willow will provide fuel for the boilers from 2013.[5]

Met Éireann opened an automatic weather station in 2008 within the grounds of the College.[6]

On 26 January 2010 a 50 kW wind turbine was officially commissioned to provide power to the college.[7]

Past pupils[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ (PDF) https://web.archive.org/web/20100710151225/http://www.irishmethodist.org/cmsfiles/pdf/manualoflaws/chapter23.pdf. Archived from the original (PDF) on July 10, 2010. Retrieved March 5, 2012.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  2. ^ "Mission Statement". Gurteencollege.ie. Retrieved 2012-07-03. 
  3. ^ Bachelor of Science Veterinary Nursing Athlone IT Website.
  4. ^ Published on Tuesday 7 February 2012 11:11 (2012-02-07). "Gurteen College take the Challenges Day title - Business - Offaly Express". Offalyexpress.ie. Retrieved 2012-07-03. 
  5. ^ "Wood-chip Boilers". Gurteencollege.ie. Retrieved 2012-07-03. 
  6. ^ "Weather Observing Stations - Gurteen - Met Éireann - The Irish Meteorological Service Online". Met.ie. 2008-04-12. Retrieved 2013-05-21. 
  7. ^ "Atlantic Orient Canada Wind Turbine to Power Tipperary Gurteen Agricultural College | Ireland Renewable Energy Systems". Res.ie. Retrieved 2012-07-03. 

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