Donegal Youth Service

Group of 3 young musicians onstage playing in front of a Greenroom Live banner

The Donegal Youth Service, based in Letterkenny, brings into alignment a number of youth clubs and centres in Donegal. With over thirty clubs and over six hundred volunteers, the service and its projects reach out to over five thousand young people across the county. 

The Youth Information Centre is a key component of the service. It has been offering a free and confidential information service to young people and those who work with them throughout the past 13 years. Information is available on all youth related issues and the centre runs a dynamic week-long programme.

The Youth Drama Group group runs on Monday and offers expert tuition in all aspects of drama production and performance, while also preparing the young people to produce a drama themselves. The group tackle a range of youth related issues, currently working on a new piece, which will take to the stage in December at the Regional Cultural Centre.

The Youth Media Group is open to anyone with an interest in filmmaking, radio, photography or print journalism. The YIC has access to broadcast quality video cameras and lighting, as well as the best of video and audio editing software. Come along and let your creative side out and try something new!

The YIC Youth Action Group is an ideal opportunity for anyone who wants to make a real impact in their local community. The group not only has a say in the type of work the Youth Information Centre is involved in, from organising events such as Party in the Car Park to creating wall murals, they are definitely not afraid to get their hands dirty.

The Party in the Car Park has been running for the last 9 years. This is an annual event that takes place usually in August. The event is an opportunity for the all Donegal Youth Service to come together and celebrate the achievements of the previous year. There are often as many 20 young bands performing on a big stage with up to 1000 members of the public of all ages in attendance. This provides an excellent opportunity for young bands to come together and express themselves through music. The winners of the Donegal heat of the Irish Youth Music awards always headline the Party in the Car Park.

For more information on this vital service check out the link below