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)
  • 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


Our Director of Schools (@martinjgormley) and OSD (Jim McGlynn) and Board member Patsy McVicar provided introductory Board of Management (BOM) training for BOM members from across our schools today. #GoFurtherWithDonegalETB


Shush...our students are in full dress rehearsal mode for our Variety concert but are keeping everything under wraps. Not long now until our Night at the Movies themed concert. Best of luck to all involved. #WeAreDonegalETB

Very worthwhile trip for our Senior Art students to Newgrange @newgrangeknowth and @IMMAIreland yesterday with their Art teacher @MolloyMaryann. Great learning in both visits. #WeAreDonegalETB


Just a reminder about the first of our two Guidance talks for Leaving Certificate and Leaving Certificate Applied students. The talk starts at 6.30 PM. #WeAreDonegalETB

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