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DIT Cathal Brugha Street celebrates 75 years on Blooms Day

Posted: 9 June, 2016

On 16 June 1941 St. Mary?s College of Domestic Science opened its doors in what is now DIT Cathal Brugha Street.

Over the last 75 years the iconic building has become renowned for excellence in education in culinary arts, hospitality, and tourism and has expanded the range of programmes offered to include food science, environmental health, leisure management and event management.  Today the college is home to approximately 3,000 students.

To mark the 75th anniversary, a day of special events has been organised to take place on 16 June 2016. The events include:

  • Bloomsday Breakfast and Joycean readings by Dr Roland Mc Hugh
  • A panel discussion hosted by George Hook ( "Opportunities & Challenges facing the Food, Health & Tourism Industries". The panel will feature Mairea Doyle-Balfe (Crowe Horwath), Dave Molloy (HSE), Keelin Fagan (Fáilte Ireland) and Ciaran Budds (Kerry Group).
  • Tours around the college throughout the day.
  • An Evening of Words & Music (including Francis Brennan, Eimear Quinn, Dublin Gospel Choir, Jamie Rock, DIT Harp Ensemble, Jessica Traynor) .

This celebration is particularly important as DIT is preparing to leave Cathal Brugha Street over the next couple of years and the School of Hospitality Management and Tourism; School of Culinary Arts and Food Technology; and the School of Food Science and Environmental Health will all move to the new DIT campus at Grangegorman – less than a mile away.  For many visitors, this celebration may provide the last opportunity to see the college in its full glory and all are welcome.

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