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Higher Education Guide to the North West of Ireland

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Letterkenny Institute of Technology - Image courtesy of LYIT
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Ceol na Cille Irish Music School
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Ohio University Summer Programme - Image courtesy Sonya Paclob
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Killybegs Catering College - Image courtesy of LYIT
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Technology at LYIT - Image courtesy of LYIT
Further and Higher Education Guide to the North West of Ireland
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Image of Painting of Colmcille situated in St. Eunans Cathederal

Also widely known as St. Columba, Colmcille was born on the 7th of December 521 in Gartan.  A Christian Abbot and Missionary he is renowned for the spread of Christianity to Scotland, and the founding of the famous monastery on Iona.  A great great grandson of Niall of the Nine Hostages, he was... Read more.

Organisation

Re-Photographic image of Rathmullan with black and white horses and carts

The Lawrence Collection of photographs is a unique series of over 40,000 images taken across the island of Ireland between the years 1870 and 1914. Over 1,400 of these photos were taken in County Donegal. In this unique project, a rephotographic study, two photographers, Paul McGuckin and Andrew... Read more.

Place

Hiring Fairs - Image Courtesy of the Donegal Public Art Office

Between the 17th and 19th centuries hiring fairs became widespread throughout Ireland. However, this practice survived in Letterkenny, Co. Donegal and in Strabane County Tyrone into the 1940s.

All over the Ulster province – from Donegal Town to Ballycastle hiring days took place in major... Read more.

Article

A Jig in the Poorhouse

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No event was more important in the making of modern Donegal and its diaspora than the Great Famine of 1845–52. Here, in a recent essay in the Dublin Review of Books, Ardara native Breandán Mac Suibhne considers a number of recent publications on the Famine. The essay will be of... Read more.

Project

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Letterkenny IT’s Wind Energy Centre at Killybegs have formally completed an alliance, which will enhance the employability of its wind technician graduates and make Killybegs a centre of excellence for Wind Energy Training for the industry.  Located at Killybegs, LYIT is the only college in... Read more.