Further Education & Training

FET Service Welcomes Canadian Representatives

Donegal ETB’s Further Education and Training (FET) service recently welcomed representatives from the International Brotherhood of Boilermakers Canada to its Letterkenny Training Centre. The International Brotherhood of Boilermakers (IBB) Canada is linked to the International Brotherhood of Boilermakers, Iron Ship Builders, Blacksmiths, Forgers and Helpers, a diverse union representing workers throughout the United States and […]

Events, Peace IV

Donegal ETB Secures EU PEACE IV Funding for Three Projects over the Next Two Years

Donegal ETB has successfully secured €500,000 of EU PEACE IV funding for three projects that will run until June 2020. The three projects focus on Community Leadership (€230,000 in partnership with Donegal Local Development CLG and Inishowen Development Partnership), Restorative Practices (€200,000) and Youth Work (€70,000). They are supported by the European Union’s Peace IV […]


Cllr Martin Harley Elected Chairperson of Donegal ETB

Donegal ETB is delighted to announce that Cllr. Martin Harley has been elected as Chairperson of Donegal ETB at its meeting this afternoon. Mr Philip McGlynn has also been elected as Deputy Chairperson. Speaking about his election Cllr. Martin Harley said, “I am delighted to be elected to this important role with Donegal ETB. As […]


How Happy Are We in Donegal?

Help Donegal County Council find out how happy the people of Donegal are! This week (22-28 October), they’re carrying out what will become an annual survey, known as the Donegal Happiness Survey, on behalf of the Donegal Local Community Development Committee (LCDC), who want to find out how residents in County Donegal rate their quality […]


St Catherine’s Vocational School Wins Donegal ETB’s 2018 Enterprise Day

Congratulations to St Catherine’s Vocational School who are this year’s winners of Donegal ETB’s 2018 Enterprise Day for schools and Youthreach centres. The event took place in Letterkenny Institute of Technology (LYIT) on Wednesday 17 October. Second place went to St Eunan’s College, while the Abbey Vocational School came third. Two hundred and forty young […]

Abbey VS

Abbey Vocational School Attends New Mental Health Programme Launch

Donegal ETB’s Donegal Town school, the Abbey Vocational School (AVS), is among the first in Ireland to implement a new mental health programme, HEADSTRONG in association with Cycle Against Suicide, to address the stigma of suicide amongst young people. It’s Letterkenny school, Errigal College, will also implement this new programme. AVS students attended the launch […]

Further Education & Training

New Youthreach Coordinator Appointed to Donegal ETB’s Ballyshannon Youthreach Centre

Donegal ETB has appointed a new Coordinator to its Ballyshannon Youthreach Centre. Eoin Halliday has been appointed following the former Coordinator’s move to a new opportunity. Ballyshannon Youthreach is based in Donegal ETB’s Ballyshannon Further Education and Training Centre. Eoin has been working as Coordinator on the Outdoor Activity Instructor Course for the previous eight […]

Errigal College

Errigal College Transition Years Lead Out On Pioneering New Mental Health Initiative

On Thursday 4th October Errigal College Transition Year (TY) students Chloe Coyle, Reme Quill, Danny McGahey and Mark People’s, along with their teacher Mr David McHale, attended a mental health summit called HEADSTRONG. The aim of HEADSTRONG is to reduce the stigma and stereotypes surrounding mental health issues. HEADSTRONG is an evidenced-based schools programme pioneered […]


Retirement of Siubhan Gillespie

Donegal ETB last night joined long-standing staff member Siubhan Gillepsie and her family to mark her immense contribution to the work of Donegal ETB following her retirement after more than 22 years of public service with it. Siubhan worked in many areas of Donegal ETB across the county including Buncrana, Milford and Killybegs before joining its Administrative […]