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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
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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

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In August of 2013, a field beside a churchyard in Drumholm became the site of a major Irish archaeological discovery.  The remains of a 1300 year old monastery and its surrounding settlement were found.  So significant was the find that it was immediately put on par with the more famous ... Read more.

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Demons of the Western Waters

painting of the Fomorians - a deformed group, one on horseback

The Fomorians were a race of creatures from ancient times in Irish mythology said to have inhabited the islands and most remote corners of the country, typically north-west and west .  Two named strongholds were Conands tower on Donegal’s Tory Island and Dernish Island off the coast of Sligo. ... 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.