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


A massive well done to #CranaCollege student Cian Downey who was in FAI Abbotstown Dublin this weekend for an assessment for the international home based squad. ⭐️💪🏼 #NewSchoolForCranaCollege

Thank you to Gareth and Dominic from Donegal Yourh Service who gave a presentation today to our students on online/internet Safety.

An extremely informative session from the Dept. of Employment Affairs and Social Welfare on current job trends, looking for work and interview skills. @cranacollege @DonegalETB @Instgc @DublinCityUni @LYIT @nuigalway @welfare_ie #excellenceineducation #NewSchoolforCranaCollege


Principal Kevin Cooley will be on Highland radio shortly after 10am. Please tune in! #NewSchoolForCranaCollege

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