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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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

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

Students at LYIT

Letterkenny Institute of Technology (LYIT)  has two modern campuses in Letterkenny and Killybegs.  It employs 350 staff and has over 3,000 full-time students who come from all over Ireland and from 30 different countries to study.

The college has an ambitious and progressive ethos, and... Read more.

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The Famine in Donegal

Image of Port, Donegal, deserted villageduring Famine

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.

Project

Black and White image of schoolchildren gathered on front steps of house

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.