College celebrates 75 years

Posted: 28 June, 2016

    On the 16th of June last the college celebrated 75 years since first opening its doors as St. Mary's College of Domestic Science in 1941.  

    Throughout the day we hosted a series of events to celebrate the day.

    In the morning we had a visit from Minister for Education and Skills, Mr Richard Bruton T.D., who toured the building and observed the Ireland Skills hospitality competition.  We also hosted a Bloomsday breakfast with readings from Finnegans Wake by former DIT staff and author of Annotations to Finnegans Wake, Dr Roland Mc Hugh.

    DIT Cathal Brugha St 75th Anniversary Minister for Education and Skills Mr Richard Bruton T.D. Bloomsday

    In the afternoon there was a panel discussion hosted by Newstalk's George Hook and led by participants from the food, tourism and health sectors, Dave Molloy (HSE), Mariea Doyle-Balfe (Crowe Howarth Consulting), Keelin Fagan (Fáilte Ireland) and Ciaran Budds (Kerry Group). (pictured below l-r).

     

    DIT Cathal Brugha St 75th Anniversary Panel Discussion George Hook Mairea Doyle-Balfe David Molloy Keelin Fagan Ciaran Budds

    The final part of the day closed out with an Evening of Words and Music.  We were joined by Laura Phelen (conference & event manager), DIT Harp Ensemble, Francis Brennan (owner of Park Hotel, Kenmare and hotelier from RTÉ's Room to Improve), Jamie Rock (Irish Baritone), Dublin Gospel Choir, Jessica Traynor (local poet and writer), Eimear Quinn and Aoife O'Sullivan (Piano accompanist).