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The annual Youth Work Ireland games were held at the Athlone Institute of Technology in Athlone on June 27th 2015. This year the event seen young people travelling from all corners of Ireland to play football, basketball, uni hoc, chess, draughts, spelling bee, quiz and table tennis. Donegal Youth Service proved to be very successful in the…

Donegal Youth Service have been holding support meetings for youth clubs in order to support the implementation of NQSFVLYG which stands for National Quality Standards For Voluntary Led Youth Groups. The NQSF was introduced in January 2011. The NQSF was implemented to create an ease of which Youth Groups could reinforce best practices abd improve…

Donegal Youth Service would like to convey their utmost gratitude to the North West 10K team for their wonderful support and their generous donation to the Youth Service following their highly successful annual 10K walk/run. It was a great experience and DYS were humbled to be a chosen benefactor this year alongside the other benefiting…

We have worked together to make a plan of ideas to promote awareness of young carers in our county and activities for young carers to take part in. If you know a young carer, or if you are a young carer we’d like to invite you to get in contact with the group and come…

The LOFT Youth Project in Letterkenny is running a number of exciting summer camps for young people aged 12 and 18 this summer. Facilitated by experienced youth workers, the camps offer participants a variety of fun activities including cooking, sports, drama, art, film and music.   Multi-Activity Camp 13th – 17th July Ages 12-14 Five days…

Are you a young carer?  Do you know a young carer? The LOFT Youth Project, in partnership with the Carers’ Association has developed a young carers’ service which includes individual and peer support.  This is part of wider programme of supports being developed through a Donegal Young Carers Networking Group.   Young Carers are “children and…

The LOFT will offer 10 weeks of summer programmes and activities for young people aged 12 to 18 years.  Eight four-day summer camps will be complimented by a peer education programme, computer programming classes, music education project and art classes.  For those who would like to explore some of Donegal and try outdoor activities, there…

On May 7th young people, volunteers and staff from the LOFT Youth Project joined Cycle Against Suicide for the Donegal leg of their 1400 circuit of Ireland.  Cycle Against Suicide aims to spread a key message, “it’s ok not to feel ok, and it’s absolutely ok to ask for help” throughout the island of Ireland.   The objectives of Cycle Against Suicide are…

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