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  • International GIS Day 2015

    By Andrew Bennett | Wed 11th Nov 2015

    To help celebrate this year's International GIS Day we have delved deep into the history books to uncover the true history and origins of GIS to see just how much has changed and developed since the early days back in the 1960's. The early beginnings of GIS has its roots in Canada in the 1960's, where Roger Tomlinson, now widely credited as the 'Father of GIS', introduced the concept of Geographic Information Systems to the Canada Land Inv

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  • National Ploughing Championships 2015

    By Andrew Bennett | Thu 29th Oct 2015

    Back in September, Niall Kennedy attended the National Ploughing Championships in Ratheniska, just outside Portlaoise. You can read about Niall's experience on the day below. " The 2015 event took place between the 22nd and 24th September in Ratheniska, for the 3rd consecutive year. This location has proved ideal for the Championship as it is close to many motorways and the main roads into Portlaoise. 2015 proved to be the biggest Pl

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  • Halloween's Scariest Films

    By Andrew Bennett | Wed 28th Oct 2015

    October is upon us and the nights are drawing in, that can only mean one thing... time to light the fire and curl up on the sofa with a good film. However, this October make sure to lock your doors and keep all the lights on, as in anticipation of Halloween we have mapped out all of the scariest films and their locations so you know exactly what to watch over Halloween night. Covered on our map are a host of classic horror movies and

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  • Portlaoise Team Take on Bubble Football Challenge

    By Andrew Bennett | Thu 22nd Oct 2015

    With fundraising activities in full swing for the company's 20/20 Charity Challenge, the Portlaoise team decided to get in on the action by organising a game of Bubble Football, in aid of MapAction. Bubble Football is played just as traditional football but with the addition of each player wearing a giant inflatable bubble or zorb over the top half of their bodies. The inclusion of the bubble is an intriguing and exciting twist on

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  • Successful Surf & Freestyle Kayaking World Championships for Mallon Technology Colleague

    By Andrew Bennett | Wed 21st Oct 2015

    This summer our colleague Aisling Griffin was part of the Irish team to participate in the Surf Kayaking World Championships and Freestyle Kayaking World Championships. Surf Kayaking is the sport of surfing ocean waves, similar to surf boarding but in specially designed surf boats with fins. This year the Surf Worlds were held at Pantin Beach in Galicia, a beautiful part of Spain with great waves and excellent surf conditions. The c

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  • Cookstown Team Host Fundraising Bake Sale

    By Andrew Bennett | Thu 8th Oct 2015

    Getting in to the spirit of the Great British Bake Off final, staff from our Cookstown team proved that they to could rise to the occasion by hosting a Bake Sale for our nominated charity MapAction. Seven members of the team produced an impressive spread of mouthwatering treats for sale, including brownies, fudge, fairy cakes, banana bread, marshmallow truffles, apple tarts, cookies & fifteens as well as a show stopping Victoria sponge

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  • IRLOGI Delegates Help to Raise MapAction Funds

    By Andrew Bennett | Tue 6th Oct 2015

    Last Friday saw the 20th annual GIS Ireland conference to be hosted by IRLOGI. Mallon Technology was in attendance at the conference where we were demonstrating our GIS expertise, products and services on our exhibition stand. This year the conference took a look towards the future of GI as both IRLOGI and Mallon Technology celebrated 20th anniversaries. The conference was a tremendous success with a large number of delegates in attenda

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  • Mallon Technology to Attend GIS Ireland 2015

    By Andrew Bennett | Mon 21st Sep 2015

    Mallon Technology is pleased to announce that we will be attending IRLOGI's annual GIS Ireland Conference 2015. This year the conference will be looking towards the future of GI in the year in which both IRLOGI and Mallon Technology celebrate 20th Anniversaries. Marking a change from previous years the conference has moved to a new more expansive location in the South of Dublin to accommodate the large numbers of delegates who are expect

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  • Rugby World Cup 2015

    By Andrew Bennett | Thu 17th Sep 2015

    The Rugby World Cup is only a day away and anticipation is already building for what promises to be a blockbuster tournament! England will kick off the tournament against Fiji tomorrow night, with an expectant Twickenham crowd behind them hoping to roar their team to a second World Cup success. Standing in the host nation's way are the remaining home nations of Ireland, Scotland and Wales as well as France and the Southern Hemisphere powe

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