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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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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

A group of students outside the Oideas Gael building

An ever-increasing interest in Ireland's culture, both in North America and in Europe in particular, has made Gleann Cholm Cille, Southwest Donegal, the holiday destination of choice for adult Irish language learners and cultural holiday enthusiasts.

Over the course of this year, people... 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

A Jig in the Poorhouse

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No event was more important in the making of modern Donegal and its diaspora than the Great Famine of 1845–52. Here, in a recent essay in the Dublin Review of Books, Ardara native Breandán Mac Suibhne considers a number of recent publications on the Famine. The essay will be of... Read more.

Project

2013/2014 Participants in the New Frontier Programme

New Frontiers is the national entrepreneur development programme funded by Enterprise Ireland and delivered by Institutes of Technology at a local level. In the North West this programme is managed by LYIT and IT Sligo and participants are based at CoLab, LYIT and the Innovation Centre at... Read more.