Thursday, February 18, 2016

Killybegs Tourism College

The 10th stop on the heritage trail. 


This educational establishment is a training college for the tourism and catering industry.  The building was erected in 1896 as a Marine Industrial School from where the boat building industry
began a few years later.  During World War II the building served as a barracks for the Irish Army, and was later used a refuge for 88 displaced German children.  From 1950 it operated as a
Tuberculosis Sanatorium, and prior to its present function served for a time as Killybegs Hotel and Catering College.











10 comments:

  1. Schools everywhere looking similar. Nice shots, nice building.

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  2. Well they've certainly put this old beauty to good use Bill, they don't build them to last like this anymore. I sometimes wonder what the glass sky-rises they build these days will look like in 100 years time!

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  3. A lot of history and uses to this place. I do like the architecture.

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  4. It is a beautiful building; old, and well-preserved.

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  5. It is a beautiful building; old, and well-preserved.

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  6. Nice and long education history. This looks so much more like a school to me than the building the other day!

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  7. I love reading about the history of these places and they are in such good condition too!

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  8. It's good these buildings are still used. Another one that has stood the test of time.

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  9. I guess catering and tourism is the way of the future!

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