Successful Culture Night Exhibition for Finn Valley Centre FET Learners

Donegal ETB’s Level 5 art and design learners in its Finn Valley Centre for Education held a successful exhibition of their work in the Regional Cultural Centre, Letterkenny on Friday last, 21 September as part of Culture Night 2018. The learners completed the work through the Further Education and Training (FET) Service’s Back to Education Initiative (BTEI) which is one of the many part-time options provided by the FET Service to learners across the county. Pictured below are some of the learner’s work and the learners and staff with family and friends. Their work will be on display for a few more weeks in the RCC. There are also some places available on this course – apply online here.

BTEI is co-funded by the Government of Ireland and the European Social Fund as part of the ESF Programme for Employability, Inclusion and Learning (PEIL) 2014-2020.


Learner Noeleen Quinn.
Learner Alex O’Fearraigh.
Learner Nicola Power with fiancé Liam beside her work.
Learner Tina Gallagher with her family beside her work.
Learner Shona Ryan with her sons.
Seamus Murphy (ETB tutor), Cróna Gallagher (Director of FET), learners Nicola Power, Noeleen Quinn, Alex O’Fearraigh, and Cróna Kerr (ETB Art tutor) at the art and design exhibition.
Vivienne Doherty, Acting BTEI Co-ordinator and learners Alex O’Fearraigh, Noeleen Quinn, and Nicola Power.
Dr Martin Gormley (Donegal ETB Director of Schools), Sean Hannagin (RCC Director), Noeleen Quinn (learner) admiring Noeleen’s work.
Donegal ETB CE Anne McHugh and husband Tom (right) with Acting BTEI Co-ordinator Vivienne Doherty and learner Shona Ryan in front of Shona’s painting.
Learners Tina Gallagher, Debbie Pearson and Noeleen Quinn with Debbie’s photography.