Vincent Kennedy is one of Ireland’s leading composers and conductors and since 2008 has been the conductor and musical director of our youth orchestra, the Donegal Youth Orchestra, part of our music service, Donegal Music Education Partnership. For the past year he’s been composing music for ‘Colmcille, Dove of Peace’,…

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Fiona Temple is the Principal of our Milford school, Mulroy College, a school community of five hundred and fifty students and forty-eight teaching staff. Mulroy College has a long history of taking a restorative approach to managing relationships and in this blog Fiona tells us what a restorative school looks…

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Sean Quinn is originally from Scotland and is Head of Sales at Highland Radio, having worked in sales and marketing for over twenty years, gaining huge business experience while working within the media, telecoms, financial and new business enterprise sectors. He thrives on challenges and achieving set out personal and…

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Earlier this year Donegal TD Thomas Pringle introduced a bill to Dáil Éireann calling for a referendum on lowering the voting age in Ireland to 16. As part of the preparation for this bill he consulted with the Student Council in our Killybegs school, St Catherine’s Vocational School. In this blog…

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Treasa Mc Ginley is the Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) Coordinator for the Donegal ETB’s Further Education and Training (FET) Service. When the global pandemic hit last year, TEL came to the fore is supporting staff and students with emergency remote teaching and learning. In this blog she reflects on the…

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Rory White is a Guidance Counsellor in our Stranorlar school, Finn Valley College. Leaving Certificate, Leaving Certificate Applied (LCA) and LCVP results were released last Friday: in this blog he provides some advice for students.   The long wait is over for the Class of 2021. Last Friday, 3 September,…

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Tara McGuire is the Recruitment Officer for our Further Education and Training (FET) Service and each year interviews hundreds of applicants for our huge range of FET courses. In this blog Tara shares some of her top tips for preparing for a successful course interview. “Education is the most powerful…

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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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