From early beginnings in what was then known as the Cert School in the Great Northern Hotel in Bundoran to the pivotal move to the College of Catering in Killybegs 1969, the now Killybegs/LYIT College of Tourism celebrated 50 years of both growth and unprecedented success.
Future developments will see even further links with other third-level institutions creating a state of the art tourism campus in the North West.
Tonight was a night to remember, to savour and perhaps, sit back with a little satisfaction as they see how the industry has evolved today.
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