Crana College

Mission Statement: It is our mission to create a calm, caring and creative environment where all pupils are given the best opportunities to develop their potential to the full, to acquire knowledge and to adopt a positive attitude towards work, life and their community.  

We hope and encourage that everyone in Crana College, work to the best of their ability at home and in school, show respect for themselves and others, care for the school and community environment, show consideration for the health and safety of themselves and others. We seek to inspire every student to learn, to think, to care and to achieve.

Crana College is a co-educational progressive DEIS school with approximately 560 students.  We have invested heavily in ICT as a tool to support student learning, where students use a range of devices and platforms to enhance learning experiences.  We are a pilot school for DES short course Coding and continue to develop this area within our school.

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 (LC)
  • Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme (LCVP)
  • Leaving Certificate Applied (LCA)
  • Delivering Equality of Opportunity in School (DEIS)


Contact Details

Crana College
Crana Road
Co. Donegal
F93 D568

Tel: 074 9361113

Principal: Kevin Cooley

Deputy Principal: Sinead Anderson

Administrator: Cathy Doherty


Have you ever wondered what an Adult Guidance Counsellor does? In our first August blog, one of our @GuidanceDonegal Counsellors, Elena, tells us about what her job involves and why she loves what she does:

#DLETBlog #WeAreDonegalETB

Best of luck to Donegal and in particular #CranaCollege students Ava Walsh, Tara Rose Mahon and Rhíana McColgan who are respresenting their County at the U16 Ulster Final today. Tune in and show the girls your support💛💚 #Donegal #GoFurtherWithDonegalETB 🏃🏽‍♀️🏐


We are currently seeking an organisation to deliver an exciting new Youth Project in Co Donegal. Full details can be found on, Ref ID 195364. The closing date for receipt of tenders is 25 August 2021.

Congratulations to Burt U 14 Camogie team who won the Donegal League on Sunday and especially our students, Caitríona McKinney, Orla Campbell and Roisín McConalogue. Next stop the Championship. Well done everyone. 🏑🏃🏽‍♀️🏆#cranacollege

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