Coláiste Ailigh

Coláiste Ailigh


Coláiste Ailigh is a secondary school of 350 students located on the northeast fringe of Letterkenny on an elevated, east-sloping site. The view to the east is majestic, a silhouette of patchwork creases under a big sky. The building, (on this difficult site – 3.6 hectares of rocky ground on an east facing bluff) is organised as a north-south form on two levels, the lower level backed into the hill, leaving the main elevation as east-facing towards the Swilly. Commendations and Awards:

  • 2017 UIA Awards – Currently Shortlisted for the International UIA Friendly and Inclusive Spaces Award
  • 2014 RIAI Awards – Best Educational Building – Award Winner
  • 2014 RIAI Awards – Best Universal Design – Commended Award
  • 2014 RIAI Public Choice Award – Shortlisted
  • 2014 AAI Awards – Award Winner

A digital resource communicating the work of Architecture at Queen's University Belfast