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Over 100 students from a US university are due to arrive in Dingle shortly.

Sacred Heart University (Connecticut) Logo Seal

The students are from the Sacred Heart University, Fairfield, Connecticut which has selected the west Kerry town as its base in Ireland.

53 students from four courses are currently in Dingle for two weeks as part of the winter session programme.

In the coming days 70 students from the university band will be in the town for three days.

They will be followed by 27 students who are coming for a semester and will be staying until the end of April.

Plans by the university to purchase the former Christian Brothers’ school in the town are progressing.

Brittany Rochlin from Westport, Connecticut is among the group of students currently in Dingle: