Trinity College Dublin to spend €150,000 on campus tour app

Posted in Governance and administration on May 5th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“Trinity College Dublin is set to spend €150,000 on the development of a new app for self-guided tours by tourists of the historic city centre campus. About one million people visited the campus each year before the Covid shutdown, to view the Book of Kells exhibition, generating €12.7 million in revenues. Of those, 87% were overseas visitors …” (more)

[Gordon Deegan, Irish Times, 4 May]

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Minister McHugh announces Capital Investment of €1.8m for Letterkenny IT School of Tourism in Killybegs

Posted in Governance and administration on August 11th, 2019 by steve

Ireland“Investment at campus under Project Ireland 2040 for lecture space, library, offices and upgrade works. The Minister for Education and Skills Joe McHugh TD has today (Sunday August 11) announced funding of €1.8m towards significant building upgrades at the School of Tourism at Letterkenny IT (LYIT) Killybegs Campus …” (more)

[Department of Education and Skills, 11 August]

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NUIG campus bedrooms get Failte Ireland seal of approval as tourist accommodation

Posted in Governance and administration on July 24th, 2019 by steve

Ireland“NUIG campus bedrooms, which are let out to tourists during the summer, have been accredited as ‘Approved Tourist Accommodation’ under Fáilte Ireland’s Welcome Standard Programme. Over 22,000 visitors make use of campus bedrooms at NUIG for tourist accommodation each year through the company Campus Living …” (more)

[Briain Kelly, Galway Daily, 23 July]

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Trinity College library ‘like a Disney movie’ says travel bible

Posted in Life on April 7th, 2015 by steve

Ireland“Visiting the Trinity College Long Room library is ‘like you stepped directly into a Disney movie’, according to a top travel magazine. A stroll round home of the world-famous Book of Kells has been voted one of the ’50 things to do in Europe before you die’, according to Conde Nast Traveler …” (more)

[Nick Bramhill, Independent, 7 April]

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UCC and TCD placed on international list of ‘must-see’ universities

Posted in Life on August 29th, 2014 by steve

“University College Cork has been named as one of three Irish universities worth visiting by international travel site FlipKey. The site, which is part of global travel review site TripAdvisor, listed UCC alongside Trinity College Dublin and Queen’s University in Belfast …” (more)

[Noel Baker, Irish Examiner, 29 August]

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University of Limerick launches new ‘Campus Holidays’ enterprise

Posted in Governance and administration on July 29th, 2013 by steve

“University of Limerick (UL) has announced the launch of its new ‘Campus Holidays’, marking a new innovative business expansion for UL’s ‘Campus Life Services’ …” (more)

[Karina Corbett, Business and Leadership, 29 July]

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School of Tourism Killybegs statement

Posted in Governance and administration on June 21st, 2013 by steve

“The financial plan agreed on yesterday by the Board of LYIT has presented three options two of which need the funding support of the Higher Education Authority (HEA) to be implemented and the third will see the loss of School of Tourism to Donegal …” (more)

[Thomas Pringle, 21 June]

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LYIT senior management to attend public meeting in Killybegs on tourism college’s future in the town

Posted in Governance and administration on May 11th, 2013 by steve

“Paul Hannigan, President Letterkenny Institute of Technology (LYIT), and Dr Seán Duffy, Head of School of Tourism, will attend a public meeting in Killybegs on Monday night where concerns over the possible relocation of the Tourism College to LYIT in Letterkenny will be discussed …” (more)

[Donegal Democrat, 11 May]

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Letterkenny Institute of Technology – Killybegs Campus

Posted in Governance and administration on May 9th, 2013 by steve

Deputy Thomas Pringle asked the Minister for Education and Skills if he will ensure that the Killybegs Campus of Letterkenny Institute of Technology will continue to be supported as part of Letterkenny IT to ensure that the campus can continue to contribute to the provision of third level education in South West Donegal …” (more)

[Dáil Éireann Written Answers, 8 May]

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TD raises fears School of Tourism may relocate from Killybegs to LYIT

Posted in Governance and administration on May 9th, 2013 by steve

“Thomas Pringle, independent TD for Donegal South West, on Wednesday raised concerns in the Dáil that there may be considerations being given to relocating the School of Tourism campus of Letterkenny Institute of Technology (LYIT) from Killybegs to Letterkenny …” (more)

[Donegal Democrat, 9 May]

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Higher Education Institutions Issues – LYIT School of Tourism

Posted in Governance and administration on May 9th, 2013 by steve

Deputy Thomas Pringle: I thank the Ceann Comhairle for allowing this Topical Issue. The school of tourism of Letterkenny Institute of Technology, LYIT, is currently located in Killybegs, in what was formerly the Cert training college. The college has been providing high quality training in the catering and hospitality industry for over 40 years …” (more)

[Dáil Éireann, 8 May]

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Tourists cash in as college rooms start at €20 a night

Posted in Life on August 8th, 2011 by steve

“Tourists can stay in accommodation on the historic grounds of Trinity College in the heart of the city for a bargain price. The halls, usually reserved for students in a number of colleges during the academic year, have been opened for visitors to Dublin, Galway, Cork and Maynooth …” (more)

[Claire Murphy, Herald, 5 August]


Trinity for the Tourist

Posted in Life on July 15th, 2011 by steve

“… It can be occasionally frustrating during the college year to wade through herds of Lonely Planet-wielding tourists sporting baseball caps and Mac-In-A-Sacks. One wonders do they deliberately time their requests for directions to coincide with the precise moment when you’re sprinting, with all the fervour that a dodgy post-Coppers stomach can handle, toward a compulsory attendance 9AM lab …” (more)

[Sadhbh Byrne, University Times, 15 July]

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Universities target tourism industry

Posted in Governance and administration on June 13th, 2011 by steve

“The hotel sector will face increased competition for guests this summer from an unlikely source – the country’s seven universities. MUSA, the organisation responsible for selling summer accommodation at the colleges, is increasing its efforts to attract domestic and overseas tourists, and is also targeting the conference sector …” (more)

[Gillian Nelis, Sunday Business Post, 12 June]

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