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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.



Credit Union launch a new collaboration with Gilroy’s Green Energy Ltd.

Building on recent success the Credit Unions of Kerry and West Limerick have launched a new collaboration with Gilroy’s Green Energy Ltd. Gilroy’s Green Energy Ltd specialise in Photovoltaic (PV) […]




Building on recent success the Credit Unions of Kerry and West Limerick have launched a new collaboration with Gilroy’s Green Energy Ltd.

Gilroy’s Green Energy Ltd specialise in Photovoltaic (PV) Solar systems that generate electricity, battery storage, air to water heat-pumps and much more.
Gilroy’s work with customers to receive the SEAI once-off grant towards the purchase and installation of solar photovoltaic (PV) systems and heat pumps for your home.
Collaborating with Kerry and West Limerick Credit Union expands the finance options available to Gilroy’s Green Energy Ltd customers to help finance new PV Solar Panel installations. Loan rates will be directly linked to the property BER starting from 4.7%(4.89APR) for an “A” rated BER.
Martin Gilroy; CEO with Gilroy’s Green Energy Ltd said: “We are delighted to officially launch this collaboration with the Credit Unions of Kerry and West Limerick. Customers have already reaped the benefits on recent installation projects after contacting their local Credit Union. Having a direct link to local Credit Unions allows us to guide customers to affordable financing options based on the specific installation quotation we provide at very competitive rates.“
Speaking on behalf of the Kerry and West Limerick Credit Unions, Ashley Fitzgerald added: “We are delighted to have Gilroy’s Green Energy Ltd come on board as part of our Greener Homes Loan offering. Home Energy Upgrade have become a prominent concern and talking point among members in recent months, by Credit Unions having a direct link with Gilroy’s Green Energy Ltd allows both sides to make referrals and seek the best finance option for members. We are working hard building relationships with Green Energy Ltd providers as we want to ensure our members can avail of the best loan rates for all upgrade works.”
Credit Unions across Kerry and West Limerick. Abbeyfeale Credit Union, Cara Credit Union, Killarney Credit Union, Listowel Credit Union and Rathmore and District Credit Union can be reached via:
Gilroy’s Green Energy Ltd can be contacted on 066-7115920, email or for more information visit

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Racegoers Club to host Cheltenham Preview Night

Killarney Racegoers Club will host its annual Cheltenham Preview Night in Corkery’s Bar on March 7. Admission is free and this year’s chosen beneficiary is the Killarney Branch of St […]




Killarney Racegoers Club will host its annual Cheltenham Preview Night in Corkery’s Bar on March 7.

Admission is free and this year’s chosen beneficiary is the Killarney Branch of St Vincent De Paul Society.
The expert panel includes professional punter Paddy Wilmott, leading jockey Conor McNamara, up-and-coming Kerry-based trainer Eoin McCarthy and local bookmaker Brendan Tyther with Vince Casey acting as the event’s compere.

“There is no admission fee but a raffle on the night for dual membership of Killarney Racegoers Club for the year, which includes 13 days racing and many reciprocal days to other race meetings,” said Mr Casey.

The Cheltenham Festival begins on March 12.


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