Update for week of 07 June 2016

Celebration to mark 75 years of DIT Cathal Brugha Street

On June 16th 1941 St. Mary’s College of Domestic Science opened its doors in what is now DIT Cathal Brugha Street.  Since then the famous building has become renowned for excellence in education in culinary arts, hospitality, and tourism amongst many other subjects.  Over the years, the programmes offered have evolved and expanded greatly and today the college is home to approximately 3,000 students across a range of disciplines from tourism and culinary arts to food science and environmental health.   

On June 16th 2016, the 75th anniversary will be marked by a day of special events, including:

  • 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) .

DIT is preparing to leave its iconic building on Cathal Brugha Street over the next couple of years and will move to its new home on the Grangegorman campus – less than a mile away.  For many, this will be the last time they will have the opportunity to see the college in its full glory so you are warmly invited to visit.

For more information visit: https://www.facebook.com/CathalBrughaSt75/ or http://cathalbrughast75.wix.com/celebration or contact lucy.horan@dit.ie or phone 01 402 4398 / 01 402 4352