Elena Gill is one of our Adult Guidance Counsellors in the Adult Guidance and Information Service within our Further Education and Training (FET) Service. In this blog she tells us about what her job involves and why she loves what she does.  Adult Guidance Counsellors empower individuals to achieve their…

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Áine Doolan is originally from Killaloe, Co. Clare, and for the past two years she’s been working with our music service, the Donegal Music Education Partnership (DMEP), which is managed by Martin McGinley. She teaches piano, keyboard and ukulele, and conducts the Letterkenny Junior Choir. Now as she prepares to…

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Jim McGlynn is our former Director of Organisation Support and Development but also a long-standing member of our Golf Society. Jim was one of the original founders in 1993 and was elected Secretary, a position he has held ever since. Although recently retired, Jim continues as an active member of the Society and…

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Ava McLoughlin is a 16 year old Transition Year (TY) student from our Donegal Town school, the Abbey Vocational School. She is the owner of Irish Tweedscapes.  At the start of TY, she began her business which recently won the Donegal Regional Student Enterprise Competition through Donegal LEO. In this…

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Éinín O’Boyle has just finished her first year in one of our Buncrana schools, Crana College, making history along with all our first years this year, by starting post-primary school in the middle of a global pandemic. In this blog Éinín tells us about her first year in terms of…

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Liam McSheffrey is a farmer in North Inishowen and when farming administration went online a number of years ago, he (and his fellow farmers) needed to undertake some computer training to help them with all the forms and other paperwork. In this blog Liam reflects on his experience of these…

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Nicola Finnegan is the Communication Officer with the ESF Managing Authority in the Department of Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science. In this blog she highlights how the European Social Fund supports the Irish education and training system and how it supports our communities here in Co Donegal.…

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Jennifer Rankin is the Director of Nursing at the Lake House Nursing Home in Portnablagh in Dunfanaghy (pictured on the left). Over the last year she has encouraged and supported her staff to achieve QQI qualifications through our Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) process with our Further Education and Training…

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Tara Toye is a student at our Raphoe School, Deele College and also an active member of the Irish Second-Level Student Union, serving as their Student Council Support Officer this year 2020-2021. In this blog Tara tells us what the ISSU is all about. What is the ISSU? Well let…

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