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

Administrator: Amanda Connolly


announced today that TC AC’s, Kelly McGrory, will represent Team Ireland tomorrow in the 4x400m at the European Games in Minsk. Kelly, a successful AVS/DCUathlete will run 3rd in this prestigious International event.All in the club/community wish you well

@AbbeyVS @USSAA1967 Both Niamh and Shane performed ‘out of their skins’ at the Inter Pro finishing 1stHurdles and 2nd Shot Putt and gained selection onto the Irish team for upcoming schools international Congrats AVS, Niamh and Shane

Super day for our young athletes here at Santry Niamh Moohan, AVS,wins 80mH Shane Breslin AVS 2nd Shot 13.10m and Ben Campbell 3rd 100H Niamh and Shane automatically onto Irish team for upcoming schools U17 international congrats to all and thanks to support coaching in TC


@officialdonegal Woo hoo! Ulster champions! Congratulations to @officialdonegal and well done to our Further Education and Training (FET) learner @JasonMcGee6 and @AbbeyVS teacher Leo McCloone! 👏👏🙌🏆

Good luck to @officialdonegal Senior Football Team tomorrow in the Ulster Final! Very proud to have @AbbeyVS staff Leo McCloone and Further Education & Training learner @JasonMcGee6 (formerly @DonegalYR now Special Needs with Intellectual Studies) on the team! #WeAreDonegalETB

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