DIT Alumni tour Grangegorman
On Thursday December 4th DIT Foundation welcomed a group of 60 DIT alumni to Grangegorman for a tour of the new campus. The graduates, who studied across DIT over the decades, were welcomed in the newly restored St. Laurence’s Church by President Brian Norton, and the DIT graduate who never sleeps, Insomnia’s Bobby Kerr.
President Brian Norton outlined the milestones to date and the key developments planned over the coming years. He acknowledged the significance of the campus opening in September 2014, many of whom relocated from DIT Mountjoy Square, Portland Row and Temple Bar. He also outlined the next major milestone which will see DIT Cathal Brugha Street, DIT Kevin ST and DIT Rathmines move to state-of-the-art facilities at Grangegorman in 2017.
Bobby Kerr, on behalf of the board of DIT Foundation, welcomed all the graduates to Grangegorman and pointed to the great opportunities presented by the new campus. Bobby spoke about his role as a Director of DIT Foundation and the ongoing work to raise philanthropic funds to support the development of DIT.
The alumni were then given a tour by members of the campus planning team which included an overview of the development and history of this unique site. The groups saw the new and proposed sports facilities, the art/design studios in the North House at Grangegorman, the new Research & Innovation Hub (The Green Way Hub), the cultural garden, the Clock Tower and enjoyed mince pies in the new student canteen!
We would like to thank all the alumni who attended on the day. We were delighted to share the future of DIT with our alumni.
DIT Foundation will be hosting a second alumni tour at Grangegorman in spring 2015. If you would like to visit please register your interest with Julie at firstname.lastname@example.org.
DIT Alumni being welcomed at the newly refurbished St. Laurence's Church at Grangegorman
DIT Alumni in the restored and renovated North House at Grangegorman.
This building is home to the art & design studios.
DIT Alumni in the cultural garden at Grangegorman
The Green Way Hub being constructed - home to research and innovation at DIT