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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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
Further and Higher Education Guide to the North West of Ireland
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Profile

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

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Opened in 2002 by President Mary McAleese, Volt House became an important resource for the people of Raphoe.  The primary aim of Volt House is to serve all areas of the community and to that end many and various groups use the facility.   After lying vacant and derelict for 13 years Volt House,... Read more.

Place

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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.

Article

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.

Project

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The Hands of History Project run under the Donegal CDB Peace and Reconciliation recently wrapped up its year-long programme of events and activities. The project itself at the outset was designed to provide an opportunity for Donegal and its surrounding counties to learn lessons from the past... Read more.