DIT Cathal Brugha Street
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Situated at the top of O’Connell Street, DIT Cathal Brugha Street has been synonymous with the hospitality and catering industry in Ireland since 1941. Part of the College of Arts and Tourism is based here, although certain lectures may take place in some other locations close-by such as Sackville Place. A number of the programmes offered by the College here are unique in Ireland and the facilities include specialised laboratories, kitchens and restaurants.
Faculty of Tourism and Food
The Faculty specialises in training professional chefs, hospitality managers, and other professionals in the food and tourism industry, providing undergraduate degrees as well as Masters degrees and doctorates. It is considered the best college for food and tourism degrees in Ireland. Its graduates include TV chefs and food writers such as Darina Allen, Richard Corrigan and Kevin Dundon, along with several other noted Irish chefs and hoteliers.
DIT has a great sporting tradition across a wide spectrum of sports. The Grangegorman campus is home ground to DIT’s outdoor competitive team sports of camogie, Gaelic football, hurling, rugby and soccer. Indoor facilities at Kevin Street College Campus cater for martial arts, fitness and health-based pursuits. In addition to the on-campus amenities, students can also access the Larkin College sports complex which offers facilities for badminton, hockey, futsal and climbing.
DIT’s city centre locations mean you’re never too far from anything that grabs your interest. Dublin has a wide range of cafes, bars, pubs, restaurants, shops, museums, pop-up shops, outdoor markets, art galleries and entertainment facilities, not to mention concert venues, theatres, festivals and events. One notable benefit of attending DIT are the free eye examinations in the National Optometry Centre at DIT Kevin Street while many businesses offer student discounts on a range of products and services throughout the capital.
The Students' Union is run for students by students. It's the place to go if you have a query or need some extra support, as well as having lots of extra information pertaining to education and welfare.
DIT Cathal Brugha Street is located in the north of Dublin city in Dublin 1. The capital’s vast public transport system means that no matter where you are, you’re never far away from the LUAS line, a DART station, a Dublin Bike or a bus service. If you're planning to use public transport a lot, you can save more on fares across LUAS, Dublin Bus and DART routes by buying a Student Leap card.
The LUAS is Dublin’s light-rail tram system. There are two lines; the Red line operates from Tallaght to Connolly station in the North city centre; the Green line operates from Sandyford to St Stephen’s Green in the South City centre. Work has started on the new Cross-City LUAS line, which will stop on DIT’s Grangegorman campus (Broadstone Gate) from 2017. LUAS Fares range in price depending on the distance of your journey, starting at €1.80 for a single, one-zone, adult fare.
The DART (Dublin Area Rapid Transport) is a suburban railway operating along the coast from Howth in North Dublin to Greystones in Co. Wicklow, stopping at three stations in Dublin city centre - Pearse Street, Tara Street and Connolly station. DART Fares range in price depending on the distance of your journey, starting at €2.15 for a single, one-zone, adult fare.