St. Angela's College, Sligo

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St. Angela's College, Sligo
Coláiste San Aingeal, Sligeach
TypeRoman Catholic
PresidentDr Anne Taheny
54°15′34″N 8°22′58″W / 54.2595°N 8.3828°W / 54.2595; -8.3828Coordinates: 54°15′34″N 8°22′58″W / 54.2595°N 8.3828°W / 54.2595; -8.3828
AffiliationsNUI (1978-2005),
National University of Ireland, Galway(2005-)

St. Angela's College, Sligo is a college of the National University of Ireland, Galway since 2006. Prior to this, since 1978, the college was a recognised college of the National University of Ireland. St. Angela’s College, Sligo was founded by the Ursuline Order in 1952.

The college is located outside the town of Sligo, Ireland, on the shores on Lough Gill. It focuses primarily on education and nursing courses.

The college offers courses in Home Economics teacher training with one of four options (Economics and Consumer Studies, Gaeilge, Biology and Science, Religious Education). Other courses on offer include: Nursing degrees, Bachelor of Arts in Economics and the Bachelor of Applied Science in Food Studies to name a few.


The college was founded in 1952 by the Irish Ursline Congregation, initially with a three-year teaching diploma in Home Economics.

In 1978 St. Angela's became a recognised college of the National University of Ireland, with the first students graduating in 1981 with NUI degrees.

1997 saw the establishment of the Food Technology Centre, while in 2002 nursing degree programmes commenced.[1]

In 2006 became a recognised college of the National University of Ireland Galway.

In 2007 with the closure of St Catherine’s College of Education for Home Economics, Sion Hill, Blackrock Dublin, St Angela's became the centre for Home Economics education within the Republic of Ireland.[2][3]

Recently erected on the college was accommodation, a laundrette, a take away and a Mace store.

People Associated with St. Angela's[edit]

Dr. Anne Taheny is the President of the college, previous presidents(principals) have included Mother Malachy(1952-1958), Mother Brid, Sr. Marianne O'Connor OSU (1983-2001)[4] and Michael Hanley(2001-2004).

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