Regular visitors to this place will be familiar with this view of Dominican College, which dominates the little seaside town of Portstewart. It was once the home of Captain Henry O'Hara, who built it in 1834. The Dominican Order acquired it in 1917 - the local Chapel, The Star of the Sea having been built a year earlier.
So the school is heading towards is Centenary next year and there are lots of events planned - musical evenings, sports events, art and even photography exhibitions. It's a thriving wee community, Dominican College is and has a real family atmosphere to it - a reflection of Portstewart itself, I guess.
While the College has a very mixed Protestant/Catholic student body nowadays, it is part of the Dominican Order. The Order stretches back a little farther than the school itself, having been founded in 1216, which if my maths is correct, would be 800 years ago. I suspect there wasn't much happening around these parts 800 years ago - Portstewart wasn't really founded until the 18th Century. We're all just newcomers, really, as we pass through.