Learn Donegal

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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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.


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.


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The Donegal Library and Archive Service is a first point of call for anyone wishing to learn about life in the county – past and present.  This rich resource comprises books, maps, photographs, archives, microfilms, newspapers, original documents and genealogical sources. It is a truly unique... Read more.


The Famine in Donegal

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During the Great Hunger Donegal had a population of nearly 30,000 people, more than two thirds were involved in agriculture using one third of the county’s land.  As a result Famine in the 1840s had a devastating effect on the people.  The diet of the time consisted of potatoes, herring, salt,... Read more.


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Letterkenny Institute of Technology has a cross-institution partnership with Lasell College, Boston that allows students from both colleges to expand their international experiences by travelling abroad and taking courses at each institution. The partnership offers students in Business,... Read more.