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DkIT Open Day 2019 Attracts Largest Ever Crowd

12 November 2019

Dundalk Institute of Technology (DkIT) opened its doors to more than 2,200 prospective students plus their families as part of its two-day open day celebrations. The annual open day is an opportunity for visitors to get a taste of life as a DkIT with opportunities to meet with lecturers, speak to current DkIT students and take a tour of the Institute’s facilities and campus.

Set across two days, the campus was alive with activities with presentations and showcases taking place across all corners of the campus. The first day was aimed primarily at school leavers with students arriving in their busloads from Counties Armagh, Cavan, Down, Meath, Monaghan, Louth and North Dublin. DkIT’s Falkner Hall was transformed into an exhibition hall for DkIT’s eclectic range of courses, from applied music to applied bio science, early childhood studies to agriculture, mechanical engineering to accounting, sports and digital marketing. Visitors had the opportunity to take part in Q&A sessions with DkIT student ambassadors and lecturers to help them with their CAO choices.

There was also a workshop for guidance councillors from participating schools which included a welcome address by DkIT President, Michael Mulvey, PhD. Approximately 60 Guidance Councillors from across the North Leinster South Ulster reion participated in a Strategic Planning Consultation session which is part of the

Speaking today, Diarmuid Cahill, Schools Liaison Officer at DkIT, said,

“We were thrilled to welcome our largest ever crowd at this year’s Open Days, exceeding last year’s number by almost 30%. It is an exciting time for students to be considering DkIT for third level as we embark on an ambitious trajectory of growth.

This year we expanded our portfolio of career-focussed undergraduate courses with the introduction of programmes in Musical Theatre, Audio & Music Production, International Tourism Management, Augmented & Virtual Reality and Level 8 direct entry programmes in Mechanical, Electrical and Civil Engineering. Our graduates continue to remain in high demand by regional and national employers and last year 94% of DkIT graduates entered full-time employment or study within 9 months of studying.”

New undergraduate programmes at DkIT for entry in September 2020 include:

Level 7 Programmes:

Level 8 Programmes:

For details on all DkIT courses from Level 8 to Level 8, visit

DkIT will organise its next Open Day on Saturday 18th January and invites students of all ages to attend. The event will include a CAO Clinic with advice and support on completing CAO application forms. For more information, visit

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