Live Webinar / Webinar Beo will help students as CAO deadline looms

Live WebinarAs the Central Admissions Office (CAO) deadline looms, second-level students and their families are invited to a free Live Webinar / Webinar Beo with renowned careers expert, Brian Mooney.

De réir mar a thagann spriocdháta na Príomh-Oifige Iontrála (CAO) níos gaire, tugtar cuireadh do mhic léinn dara leibhéal agus dá dteaghlaigh chuig Webinar Beo saor in aisce leis an saineolaí gairme cáiliúil, Brian Mooney.

‘What students need to know / Eolas rí-thábhachtach do mhic léinn’ is the title of the event which will be streamed live on Wednesday, 12 January, at 7pm.

‘What students need to know / Eolas rí-thábhachtach do mhic léinn’ teideal na hócáide a sruthófar beo Dé Céadaoin, 12 Eanáir, ag 7in.

“We are holding this event to help students, parents and guardians as they make their all-important CAO choices. It is completely free of charge and certain to offer many invaluable insights and pointers,” said Pat Howley, Chairperson, Mayo Local Community Development Committee (LCDC) Education & Training Working Group, the event organisers.

“Brian Mooney is a highly respected Irish Times education columnist and a guidance counsellor with many years of experience in the field. We are delighted that he will be on hand to dispense his wisdom. There is no need to register, just go to the webinar live on YouTube at shortly before 7pm on Wednesday, 12 January.

“You can also send your questions beforehand to, or by WhatsApp on 087 9185 867, and Brian will try to deal with them on the night. The MC for the event is Barbara Ronayne, Mayo, Sligo and Leitrim Education & Training Board (MSLETB).

The webinar replaces the annual Mayo Careers Fair which was postponed in 2020 and 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. De bharr an paindéim COVID 19 b’éigin an ghnáth Aonach bliantúil Ghairme Mhaigh Eo a chur ar athlá i 2020 agus 2021, agus an webinar seo a chur ar fáil ina háit.

The purpose of the webinar is to arm students and families with key information on the various options available to them upon completing their second-level education. Is é cuspóir an webinar ná faisnéis thábhachtach a thabhairt do mhic léinn agus do theaghlaigh faoi na roghanna éagsúla atá ar fáil dóibh agus iad ag críochnú a gcuid oideachais dara leibhéal.  Tá cead isteach saor in aisce.

The event is supported by Mayo County Council/; MSLETB; the HSE; Mayo Local Employment Services; Social Inclusion and Community Activation Programme (SICAP); GMIT; Údarás na Gaeltachta; South West Mayo Development Company; Mayo North East LEADER Partnership; and Mayo Sports Partnership.

The Social Inclusion and Community Activation Programme (SICAP) is funded by the Irish Government and co-funded by the European Social Fund and includes a special allocation under the Youth Employment Initiative. For further information, please visit the Pobal Website

The organising committee comprises Anne Ronayne, Charlie Lambert, Donal Hoban, Justin Sammon, Mary Costello, Michael Galvin, Michael Gill, Orlagh Denneny, Pamela Ní Thaidhg, Pat Howley, Tim Rogers and Tracie O’Leary.