Finn Valley College

Mission Statement: Our Mission is to promote, offer and support accessible, inclusive and holistic learning opportunities which will enable the College community to empower itself to reach its full potential in society.

In April 2007 Stranorlar Vocational School officially changed its name and is now known as: Finn Valley College or Coláiste Ghleann na Finne.  In May 2010 work began on the construction of the new purpose-built new school to cater for 325 students. The new school opened to students in September 2011 and currently has an enrolment of 304 students. 

Finn Valley College is a small coeducational school  offering a wide range of programmes to cater for all students of all abilities.  We offer all programmes up to higher level LCVP.  Our school prides itself on the holistic child centered approach which puts our students at the heart of the education process.

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 Applied (LCA)
  • Leaving Certificate Vocational (LCVP)
  • Delivering Equality of Opportunity in Schools (DEIS)
  • Post Leaving Cert (PLC)


Contact Details

Finn Valley College
Drumboe Lower
Co. Donegal 
F93 AE27

Tel: 074 9131684

Principal: Alan Thompson

Deputy Principal: Kathleen Boland

Administrator: Susan Doyle


Wishing our senior ladies Gaelic team and coach Ms Hackett the very best of luck tomorrow as they compete in the rescheduled MFC U20 Development Shield Final against @Maghenecollege1 . The game will take place in Irvinstown.🤞
#Believe #Achieve @DonegalETB

Ahead of the #CAO deadline, Minister Harris encourages you to think about your next steps after school and to consider all of your options. Visit

The First Aid training planned for PLC students today, Wednesday, has been postponed due to the adverse weather conditions. This will be rescheduled for a later time. Take care everyone. #SafetyonRoads #SafetyFirst

Congratulations to all the @DLSportStars nominees, in particular, to our PE Teacher Ms Leanne Patterson. The function will take place on Friday 27 January.

Did you know we have provided a student Psychology Service since September 2010? In our second January blog, our Senior Educational Psychologist Martin Gallen tells us more about it:

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