Author archive: Layla

Competition Time!  Win a 16″ Pat’s Pizza or 4 Burritos!!!

To help get everyone in the mood for Party in The Park 2017 we have not one, but two great competitions for Party in The Park attendees!!!  The great folk from two great local businesses Pat’s Pizza and Burrito Loco very kindly donated some delicious prizes.  A 16″ pizza voucher and 4 burrito vouchers!  We think they…

Party in The Park 2017 Poster is here!

Our annual one day festival extravaganza is back All young people are invited to come along and end the summer with a bang.  There will be live music and performances all day with bands and musicians of all genres taking to the main stage.  There will also be a wide range of other entertainment on…

Party in The Park 2017

Our annual one day festival extravaganza is back We are here to brighten your rainy Monday morning and let you all know that this year’s Party in The Park will take place on Wednesday the 23rd of August in Letterkenny Town Park. All young people are invited to come along and end the summer with…

Loft Multi Activity Summer Camp @ Ards & Falcarragh (videos)

It was a busy week for participants of the LOFT’s Multi Activity summer camp.  The first of this year’s Loft summer camps took place from the 3rd-7th of July. It was certainly a fun filled week of action packed activities which started the summer off with a bang!  You can see how they got on…

Community Employment Schemes at DYS

We are now taking applications for CE positions which start in September Donegal Youth Service have 6 Community Schemes throughout the county which are starting in September 2017. Applicants must be eligible for DSP. Contact your local Intreo office to confirm your eligibility before applying.  Community Employment Scheme terms and conditions apply.  19.5 hours per…

LGBT Erasmus Youth Exchange

BreakOUT Donegal hosted an LGBT youth group from Finland last month as part of their Erasmus Youth Exchange. They learned so much in relation to cultural differences, LGBT history from an Irish and Finnish perspective.  Most importantly they learned the importance of linking together and how they may be uniquely different in ways their needs are…

Supporting Our Girls to Stay in Sports

Sports Recognition for Girls Roadshows a Huge Success By the age of 14, girls drop out of sports twice as often as boys and Donegal Youth Council are here to challenge that.  Over the past few months the 33 young people who make up the youth council developed a Sports Recognition for Girls Roadshow.  It…

DYS Guide to Surviving The Leaving Cert

The Leaving Cert has just begun, and Donegal Youth Service want to lower stress levels around the county and offer some tips.  We want you to know that whatever happens there are lots of options available to you.  Even if you mix up your algebra with your aurals. First things first you have to take…

Kasia’s Trip to Belgium with Eurodesk

Youth Information: The backbone of a successful Youth Strategy Our very own Youth Information Officer Katarzyna Kurzeja (Kasia) travelled to Brussels in May as the representative for Eurodesk Ireland for the ‘Youth Information: The Backbone of a Successful Youth Strategy’ conference.  The event was part of European Youth Week. “As an experienced Youth Information Officer…

Thank You Sonia and Jimmy McKinney

We would like to say a huge thank you to both Jimmy McKinney and Sonia McKinney Sonia McKinney recorded a beautiful CD in memory of our much missed colleague Orla O’Reilly (pictured left). She raised an incredible €1,445.00 for our Young Carers project, which provides respite care, peer, and one-to-one support for young people who…

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