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Liebherr Scholarship Programme deadline looms




With the deadline for applications for the Liebherr Scholarship Programme fast approaching, we hear from current and past recipients to see how the programme has real benefits for students and young professionals starting out on their career.

Killian O'Sullivan

Killian O’Sullivan, a current Liebherr scholarship recipient and mechanical engineering student, shares his thoughts on the programme.

"Receiving the Liebherr scholarship on entry to college was a massive help to me. I am just finishing my 4th year of mechanical engineering and the knowledge and assistance from Liebherr over the past four years has been of great benefit," he siad.

"The experience in design-work every summer has kept me learning constantly and has given me a more in-depth knowledge of engineering practices which in turn has helped me with my college studies. The ability to do my professional placement in Liebherr was also a great advantage as it takes the stress off trying to source placement and going through interview processes which allowed me to focus on college at crucial times when other people didn’t have the same luxury. I would recommend anyone interested in engineering to apply for the Liebherr scholarship as it really is a great opportunity”.

Cíara Dennehy recently graduated college with a BE in Manufacturing and Mechatronic Engineering at MTU became a recipient of the Liebherr Scholarship Programme in 2019, during the second year of her degree. She is currently working full time in Liebherr’s electrical design department on the network development team as a graduate automation engineer and spoke about her scholarship experience.

“It is clear how well the programme has prepared me for working in the industry. As an automation engineer in network development, there is a large scope of topics to delve into; there are always new challenges to tackle and new learning opportunities," she siad.

"Currently, I’m heavily involved in the testing and development of the Liebherr Remote Operator Station. There has been a lot of development in this space in recent years and it continues to grow rapidly. There is also significant crossover with other areas as it works in conjunction with all the container cranes we produce here in Killarney. Each project brings with it its own set of criteria, which opens doors into new areas where you can develop new skills and improve existing ones, all the while producing better products. This makes it all the more satisfying when you see these projects being implemented."

These success stories demonstrate the real-world impact of the Liebherr Engineering Scholarship Programme on the lives of its recipients. By providing financial assistance, practical experience, and exposure to cutting-edge technology projects, the programme has empowered talented individuals like Killian and Ciara to thrive in their chosen engineering paths. As the application deadline approaches, aspiring candidates are encouraged to seize this valuable opportunity and apply for a scholarship with Liebherr Container Cranes.

Qualifying degree courses for the scholarship include mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, structural engineering, mechatronics, automation, business information systems, computer science, software development, and data analytics. Successful scholarship recipients will be given the opportunity to work with Liebherr on innovative technology projects that are changing the way goods are moved around the world.

Liebherr Container Cranes Ltd, currently sponsors 26 scholarship recipients, with 12 studying mechanical engineering, 2 studying structural engineering, 8 studying electrical engineering, and 4 studying computer science

How to apply
Interested candidates should apply by email to Applicants should include a CV detailing Leaving Certificate/Junior Certificate/college projects and/or results and a cover letter explaining why they have chosen electrical engineering as a career path. In the case of leaving certificate applicants, a copy of their completed CAO form showing their choice of electrical engineering course should be included. Closing date is May 26.



30 years of Innisfallen Island MassThe annual special concelebrated Mass on Innisfallen Island takes place next week.

Next Friday (June 21), members of the public are invited to attend the Mass taking place at 6.30pm. Now in its 30th year, the Mass was originally an idea by […]




Next Friday (June 21), members of the public are invited to attend the Mass taking place at 6.30pm.

Now in its 30th year, the Mass was originally an idea by Geoffrey O’Donoghue who sadly died four years after it began.

“There was an Augustinian Monastery on Innisfallen Island and the people, including priests and monks and they say Brian Boro, went out there to study. The lake, Lough Lein is called ‘The Lake of Learning’,” said his wife Mary who carries on the tradition in his memory.

“My husband Geoffrey was a descendent of the O’Donoghues and he wanted to have Mass on the island. The O’Donoghues built Ross Castle and owned the lands and the lake surrounding it which was later donated by John McShane to the people of Killarney. He [Geoffrey] asked one of the friars and one day he got a call from the OPW that there would be a plaque unveiled to John McShane and they asked if the Mass could coincide with it. It was attended by Sr Pauline, John McShane’s daughter.”

She added that all the public are welcome to attend. Boats, which will have a nominal fee to cover their costs, will be carrying passengers out from 4pm onwards.

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Photo of “hidden gem” wins Camera Club’s latest competition

A photograph of one of Killarney’s hidden beauty spots was deemed the winner of Killarney Camera Club’s most recent competition. Th standard was high throughout all categories but in the […]




A photograph of one of Killarney’s hidden beauty spots was deemed the winner of Killarney Camera Club’s most recent competition.

Th standard was high throughout all categories but in the Novice category, Iryna Halaieva’s photograph of O’Sullivan’s Cascade was deemed the winner.

“A waterfall is my favourite waterbody and long exposure is my favourite photographic technique,” she said. “I do my best to have as many waterfalls as possible in my photo collection. I heard a lot about O’Sullivan’s Cascade and wanted to visit that hidden gem of Kerry. So, shortly before our club competition I went with a friend to Tomies Wood to photograph it. It was a dream come true for me.”

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