Author archive: Layla

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…

Trash ‘N’ Fashion is almost here – it’s all happening tomorrow at 7pm in The Mount Errigal Hotel and tickets are only 10Euro.  We were chosen by the public as the local charity to receive the proceeds this year, and we will be putting it all into our Teen Talk programme which receives minimal funding. So even…

  Not sure what to expect?  Here’s what last years participant’s said: “It was so chilled that I could doodle or draw while the group was on, the informality was perfect, even the way we sat in a loose circle, it allowed us to relax and bond. It allowed you to engage in a way…

We recently wrote a piece for Donegal Woman about youth mental health and some of the issues that the controversial Netflix show 13 Reasons Why brought up. “Although 13 Reasons Why is certainly not perfect, and many of the criticisms are valid, it has certainly started important discussions around mental health and young people and…

The Donegal Youth Council launched their Sports Recognition for Girls Roadshow in the Aura Leisure Centre, Letterkenny on Wednesday 26th April. The Roadshow will continue throughout the month of May, travelling to the Finn Valley Centre, Pobalscoil Ghaoth Dobhair, St Catherine’s Vocational School Killybegs and Scoil Mhuire Buncrana. Young ladies from all over Donegal have been attending…

Book a Summer Camp @ The Loft Summer is fast approaching, even if it may not feel like it anymore since the first heat wave of the year has been replaced by what feels like constant rain.  Don’t let the weather get to you – book a Summer camp at The Loft and you’ll have…

DYS Volunteer Karen Conlon was awarded a Top Outstanding Young Person Award at the Donegal JCI Award ceremony last weekend. Karen does so much amazing work with DYS and we are delighted to see her get the recognition she deserves!  We are all absolutely delighted for her.                  …

Easter Break At The Loft (Learning Opportunities For Teens) There is lots happening at The Loft (16-18 Port Rd, Letterkenny) over the Easter Break, so why not come down and get involved?  And sure if it’s raining you can pop in and relax, play some pool, air hockey, read a book or make some new…

Show Racism The Red Card The Worldwide Voices Group at Donegal Youth Service show racism the red card for this year’s #SRTRC creative competition.  Young people who participate in the group made a collective decision to enter the competition this year and have their voices heard. What is Show Racism The Red Card? “Show Racism…

A yellow weather warning isn’t enough to stop us celebrating St. Patrick’s Day! We opened our doors at 3.30pm just after the parade for our “green party”.  We celebrated the day with lots of food, face-painting, quizzes and dressing up.  And we’re not going to forget that game of Jenga any time soon! Thank you to everyone…

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