Abbey Vocational School

Mission Statement: Abbey Vocational School is dedicated to the holistic development of students in a caring environment where tolerance and respect are nurtured and valued.

Abbey Vocational School is the largest of the 15 schools administered by Donegal ETB.  It is a non-denominational school catering for approximately 880 students drawn from a catchment area around the northern tip of Donegal Bay.

We pride ourselves on the provision of excellence in an inclusive, caring and respectful environment. We provide a high quality of teaching and learning from dedicated staff.  We offer a varied programme and a very extensive subject choice to cater for the needs of all learners.  We offer an extensive range of extra and co-curricular events which instil a sense of belonging to our students.  Our school thrives on the positive relationships between all of members of our community.   

The school meets the needs of the local community by offering the following range of programmes:

Programmes available

  • Junior Certificate (JC)
  • Transition Year (TY)
  • Leaving Certificate Vocational (LCVP)
  • Leaving Certificate (LC)
  • Leaving Certificate Applied (LCA)


Contact Details

Abbey Vocational School 
The Glebe 
Donegal Town
Co. Donegal
F94 A409

Tel: 074 9721105

Principal: Geraldine Diver

Deputy Principal: Ronan Doherty

Deputy Principal: Caroline Mohan

Acting Deputy Principal: Michael Leyden

Administrator: Amanda Connolly



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