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

Black and white image of a bustling Ballyshannon town street

The Ballyshannon and District museum is a grassroots project driven by community spirit and inspired by the town and hinterland’s rich heritage. The museum is dedicated to the preservation of the shared histories of the local community and to the presentation of such stories through exciting... Read more.

Place

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In August of 2013, a field beside a churchyard in Drumholm became the site of a major Irish archaeological discovery.  The remains of a 1300 year old monastery and its surrounding settlement were found.  So significant was the find that it was immediately put on par with the more famous ... Read more.

Article

Demons of the Western Waters

painting of the Fomorians - a deformed group, one on horseback

The Fomorians were a race of creatures from ancient times in Irish mythology said to have inhabited the islands and most remote corners of the country, typically north-west and west .  Two named strongholds were Conands tower on Donegal’s Tory Island and Dernish Island off the coast of Sligo. ... 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.