Appeal for more supports for Ukrainian students


A LETTERKENNY principal whose school has welcomed 19 Ukrainian students has appealed to the Education Department to provide urgent extra resources. Nineteen Ukrainian students started at Errigal College, Letterkenny on Monday last and have been settling into school-life here. The school has been providing extra English classes and pastoral support for the students but unfortunately, additional […]


Donegal schools taking part in BT Young Scientist


FAST fashion, what teenagers think of a united Ireland and how much plastic is in the fish we eat are just some of the topics being explored by Donegal students in this year’s BT Young Scientist & Technology Competition. The three day event, which went live yesterday, is being held entirely online again this year […]


Date set for work on new school building


WORK on the new school building for Little Angels Special School will begin in two weeks. Boyle Construction is the main contractor. The construction company, which is based at the Letterkenny Business Park, is set to begin work on Monday January 24. The project will create a new 4,430 square metre single story special needs […]


Two Donegal schools awarded Green Flags for first time


TWO Donegal schools have been awarded a prestigious eco-schools green flag for the first time for their dedication to sustainability and protecting their environment. A total of 31 schools across the county were awarded Green Flags, including Gortnacart N.S, Ardara and St Mura’s NS, Burnfoot who have been awarded the Green Flag for the first […]


‘New Yorkers’ settle into new life and new school


STARTING school can be daunting, but for brother and sister Aoibheann and Liam Lordan it was especially so after moving to Letterkenny from New York. The siblings and their parents, Sean and Annmarie, returned from the States three weeks ago and are settling into a different pace of life in Carrygawley. Annmarie (nee Gallagher) is […]


New book to help kids starting school during pandemic


LETTERKENNY parenting coach, Helen Swierszcz, has written a book designed to help children starting primary school during the pandemic. The mother of three has a child of her own starting junior infants in September and hopes the bedtime story will help children process the experience of starting school in a Covid-19 world. “This book introduces […]


It’s Science Week – #BelieveinScience


It’s Science Week and libraries across Donegal are hosting events to celebrate science in our communities and to test our scientific skills. With Lego Competitions in Buncrana, Carndonagh, Bundoran, Na Rosa and Donegal Town libraries as well as Dr. Trish Murphy Workshops in Gaoth Dobhair, Na Rosa, Carndonagh, Buncrana, Letterkenny, Milford and Moville libraries and […]


Karen’s next move 2017/18


Another amazing year at Karen Murphy Speech Drama & Communication, I can safely say our most creative to date. Our approach to drama  is a very holistic one here in Karen Murphy Speech Drama & Communication. We welcome new young creative minds at a very early age and walk with them in their journey to adulthood. […]