DIT Grangegorman Campus
Grangegorman grounds open to students and public
Last week the fencing came down around the Grangegorman pitches and grounds. Within hours the local school kids had found the playground and were making themselves at home. DIT students began training on the new all-weather pitch Thursday afternoon. This has also allowed an additional gate to be opened to Prussia St via Fingal Place, along with the existing gate through the Prussia St Shopping Centre.
Radio Documentary about History of Grangegorman
Last year artist Alan Counihan mounted an historical exhibition on the occupants of St Brendan's Hospital entitled: "Personal Effects: A History of Possession" which went on display in the former ‘Long Stores’ in Grangegorman. RTE Radio has now produced a documentary entitled "Ghosts of Grangegorman", in which Alan speaks to people who can tell him what life was like inside the hospital. Former psychiatric nurses, the hospital Chaplain and patients themselves reveal the true nature of life inside the building that, in its day, was known by many names - The Grange, Brendan's, The Mental, The Puzzle Factory. A link to the podcast is available in the "Other Links" section below.
Stabilisation Works to Historic Structures
The Lower House, formerly known as the Richmond Asylum is the oldest surviving building on the Grangegorman campus. Built in the early 19th century to designs by Francis Johnson (who designed several other landmark buildings including the GPO and the Armagh Observatory), the original building has fallen into a state of dereliction over many decades. Work has now commenced (by Bourke Builders) to stabilise this building and the old Church of Ireland church, thereby halting the decay and preparing for their eventual restoration, which will occur later in the development of the campus.
DIT's new campus at Grangegorman
Grangegorman - Building Dublin's Future
Welcome to Grangegorman September 2015
Works packages on the development of the DIT New City Centre Campus - Grangegorman
Over the period of the development of the campus, news of each works package will be provided on a specific linked page for each package. Works packages will added as the project develops.
Information for Students
From 2014 to 2017, over half of all DIT's education and research provision will transfer to the new DIT City Centre campus at Grangegorman. This page provides links to information for getting to college in Grangegorman, graphics of the campus layout identifying the buildings that will be ready for the students in 2014 and 2017 and further information about the move as it becomes available.
Learning at Grangegorman
The development of the New DIT City Centre Campus at Grangegorman will provide several types of learning activities for staff and students over the course of the project. This section will be developed as a link to these activities as they arise.
Over time, a wide variety of learning activities will be added. For now, the following is a small selection of the variety of learning activities that have already taken place on the project.
The DIT New City Centre Campus - Grangegorman is part of the overall Grangegorman Development Project which aims to create a vibrant new city quarter with a diverse mix of uses on the former St. Brendan's Hospital grounds in Dublin city centre. The delivery of the overall project is the responsibility of the Grangegorman Development Agency (GDA), a statutory agency established in 2006 by the Irish Government to plan for and implement a complex, multi-phased development that provides: