Friday 16 February 2018


“Bureaucracy and compliance now seem less about managing the safety of the workers we are responsible for, and more about managing the liability of the people they work for.”
‘The Safety anarchist’ looks at human experience over bureaucratic regulations to better understand safety for employees.  

“By examining tourism and travel trends in a wide range of regions, this book offers new insight into impacts of economic, social and environmental changes on destination management, governance and development.”

Acclaimed wine writer Jon Bonne explains the art of wine matching in an easy to understand way and claims “a wine’s price rarely reflects its quality.”

“‘Tourism and Religion’ explores the oldest form of religion tourism – pilgrimage – from its original form to the multiple spiritual and secular variations practised today, along with issues and conflicts arising from the collision of religion and tourism.” 

“Focuses on issues such as gender division of food work, the impact of family income on diet, family meals, and the power children wield over the food they eat, the book offers a longitudinal view of family routines.”

Wednesday 14 February 2018


Happy Valentine’s Day to our Cathal Brugha students. Check out Anthony Bourdain’s book ‘Medium raw: a bloody valentine to the world of food and the people who cook’

 “Beginning with a secret and highly illegal after-hours gathering of powerful chefs in New York…”

Tuesday 6 February 2018


Four new books have just arrived to Cathal Brugha Street Library, be the first to check one out. Find them on the book stand beside the library desk.

A beginners guide on how to analysis and process your own survey, combining data analysis with survey design. Information on how to critically interpret surveys from scholarly articles, journals etc…

“From the tiniest garden to the grandest castle demesne and historic country house, from the most hidden sanctuary to our best loved public properties; this guide takes you on a grand tour of Ireland and 427 gardens that you can visit.”

An introductory book on market research which looks at both quantitative and qualitative methods and their reflecting trends in marketing. 

Includes a selection of recipes.

Tuesday 30 January 2018


2018, semester 1 exam papers have been added for Cathal Brugha Street.

There are two ways to access exam papers: one from the library catalogue page and one from the DIT library page (see images below)

DIT library catalogue

DIT Library page and zoomed image

Once you have clicked on the link for Exam Papers you will be brought to a second page (see image below). Click on Exam Papers - 2001 to date.

On the next page click on College of Arts and Tourism, Cathal Brugha Street : examination papers (or which ever college you are attending)

You will then be brought to a list of years and semesters. Choose the semester and year for you (see images below) and then choose your course module from the index page of exams.

Note: If you are trying to access exam papers off campus, remember, you will need a username and password. Ask at the library desk for the username and password or email the library at

Thursday 18 January 2018


DIT’s School of Culinary Arts and Food Technology is putting together a hospitality exhibition with experts in the field. There will be talks on the future of the industry, recruitment, marketing and wine tasting. The exhibition, known as Irish Hospitality Industries Exhibition, will be held in the RDS Main Hall from the 6th-7th of February. For more information click on hospitality expo This is a great chance to hear from industry experts and meet people in your line of work.

Monday 18 December 2017