Learn Donegal

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Letterkenny Institute of Technology - Image courtesy of LYIT
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Ceol na Cille Irish Music School
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Ohio University Summer Programme - Image courtesy Sonya Paclob
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Killybegs Catering College - Image courtesy of LYIT
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Learn Donegal

Learn the native tongue, study for a degree or realise an ambition to develop new skills. Donegal offers you hundreds of opportunities to learn.

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Profile

Pat Loughrey Portrait

Patrick Loughrey was born in 1955 and grew up in County Donegal in the townland of Ray (pronounced as 'Rai'), on the shores of Lough Swilly. He attended Loreto College in Milford, and went on to study at the University of Ulster (BA Hons Contemporary History), The Queen's University of Belfast (... Read more.

Organisation

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LYIT is a state of the art campus situated in the beautiful landscape of Donegal, in North West Ireland. We are a small friendly campus with 3,500 full time undergraduate and postgraduate students. Amongst our numbers we welcome 200 International students to LYIT each year from a host of... Read more.

Place

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In August of 2013, a field beside a churchyard in Drumholm became the site of a major Irish archaeological discovery.  The remains of a 1300 year old monastery and its surrounding settlement were found.  So significant was the find that it was immediately put on par with the more famous ... Read more.

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The Heart of the Irish Experience

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To get to the heart of the Irish experience, go for a first hand perspective on the culture, history and craic among the locals with a cultural immersion program. You can learn how to speak Gaelic, play an instrument or conduct archeology, or simply go for a walk through an intriguing landscape... Read more.

Project

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Hedge Schools developed out of the severity of the infamous Penal Laws, passed between 1702 and 1719 under English rule. These penal laws were imposed in an attempt to force Irish Catholics and Protestant dissenters to accept the reformed Christian faith as defined by the English state... Read more.