St. Angela's College, Sligo

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St. Angela's College, Sligo
Coláiste San Aingeal, Sligeach
Type Roman Catholic
Established 1952
President Dr Anne Taheny
Students 1,500
Location Sligo, Ireland
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
Affiliations NUI (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, previously the Urslines had run a Hotel Management for the Dept of education. 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 seen the establishment of the Food Technology Centre. 2002 seen the commencement of Nursing degree programmes in St. Angela's.[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 campus are: 4* student 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). Shauna Staunton (2013-2016)

External links[edit]


  1. ^ Nursing degree breaktrhrough for St. Angelas by Leo Gray, Sligo Champion, November 8, 2001.
  2. ^ St. Catherines College of Home Economics(Sion Hill) official website
  3. ^ Minister urged to reverses closure of college By John Walshe, Education Editor, Irish Independent, Monday 6 September 2004
  4. ^ Education History in the making as local college joins NUIG Irish Independent, March 29. 2006