Prince Charles Makes Official Visit to Letterkenny Institute of Technology

The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall have concluded a whistle-stop trip of Donegal today (25 May 2016).

Letterkenny Institute of Technology was honoured to welcome their Royal Highnesses.  The Prince addressed the large audience attending the Donegal County Council Chairman’s Reception, and even gave them a ‘cúpla focal’ which were very well received.

After spending over an hour at this reception, he made his way to the main LYIT campus where Paul Hannigan, President of LYIT, accompanied by Fintan Maloney, Chairman of the Governing Body, greeted and guided His Royal Highness through the Institute. The Institute was delighted that the Prince rededicated the Derek Hill building, located within the main building. It was particularly poignant given that Mr Hill was previously commissioned to paint a portrait of the Prince.  Following the rededication, the Prince met with each of the Schools, from Business to Engineering, Science to Tourism.

He then met with local entrepreneurs and learnt more about the Institute’s cross border partnerships and connections. Finally, before departing the Institute, he met with students from the college, those who have excelled in sport, volunteering and charity work. He spoke with many of the student leaders, which included Students’ Union officers, and discussed student life at LYIT.

His Royal Highness departed the Letterkenny campus for Glebe House, former residence of Derek Hill, with his final stop being Glenveagh Castle.


Wed, 25 May 2016 16:41:00 BST


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