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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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Higher Education Guide to the North West of Ireland

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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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Technology at LYIT - Image courtesy of LYIT
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Image of Painting of Colmcille situated in St. Eunans Cathederal

Also widely known as St. Columba, Colmcille was born on the 7th of December 521 in Gartan.  A Christian Abbot and Missionary he is renowned for the spread of Christianity to Scotland, and the founding of the famous monastery on Iona.  A great great grandson of Niall of the Nine Hostages, he was... Read more.

Organisation

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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... Read more.

Place

Hiring Fairs - Image Courtesy of the Donegal Public Art Office

Between the 17th and 19th centuries hiring fairs became widespread throughout Ireland. However, this practice survived in Letterkenny, Co. Donegal and in Strabane County Tyrone into the 1940s.

All over the Ulster province – from Donegal Town to Ballycastle hiring days took place in major... Read more.

Article

Stranorlar during the Famine

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Cróna Cassidy, author of the ‘Great Famine in Stranorlar, County Donegal’ is the daughter of Susanna (nee Timoney from Finntown) and Philip Cassidy (from Airne, Co. Fermanagh),  former proprietors of Cassidy’s chemist shop, Ballybofey, Co. Donegal. Cróna studied history at degree and masters... Read more.

Project

When Ireland went into lockdown due to the COVID-19 containment measures announced by the government in March, it quickly became apparent that some business sectors required specific training to enable them to either continue operating or prepare for a safe reopening. 

In the six months... Read more.