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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…

The reasons why we have to listen to our teens (13 Reasons Why/Youth Mental Health)

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…

Easter Activities @ The Loft

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…

Bad Weather Didn’t Dampen Our Spirits! – St. Patrick’s Day Photo Special

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…

St. Patrick’s Day @ DYS

You are all invited to our green party at Donegal Youth Service for St. Patrick’s Day tomorrow! We will be opening our doors just after the parade at 3.30pm.  There will be lots of activities, craic, and food.  Anyone is welcome to pop in and celebrate with us, but it is a strictly no alcohol…

FREE Personal Development Programme for Young People (16-25 years)

Are you aged 16-25? Are you bored?  Fed up sitting at home? Want a challenge?  Need to get out there?  Well we might just be able to help! Donegal Youth Service is currently recruiting young people for their new one day a week ‘REACTIV8’ ‘Personal Youth Development Programme’ funded by the International Fund for Ireland….

DYS Chosen as Donegal Charity to Receive Trash ‘N’ Fashion Funds!

  Last week the Trash ‘N’ Fashion team asked you, the public to vote for a Donegal charity that should receive the funds raised from this year’s event.  We are absolutely delighted to say that we were chosen!  We are incredibly grateful to both the team, and to everyone who voted for us.  Thank you…

Nominate Donegal Youth Service for Trash ‘N’ Fashion Charity Event

The annual Trash ‘n’ Fashion event is almost upon us again.  It’s a wonderful event where Donegal students create stunning avant-garde fashion out of trash. It is a not-for-profit event, and this year they are looking for the public’s help in choosing a Donegal charity to receive the funds they raise. We would be very grateful…

Lots of love in the YIC yesterday!

Love was in the air yesterday in the Letterkenny Youth Information Centre! Service users, staff, and well anybody who popped their heads in the door were invited to share a positive message about love on the heart shaped black board. You can see the wonderful results below! If you missed it – what message would…

New books in the YIC/Loft!

One of the books available is ‘Asking For It’ by Irish author Louise O’Neill.  It is a Young Adult novel dealing with the issue of consent and the modern world.  The story is based in small town Ireland, in a close-knit community.  Described by the Irish Times as “brave, clever, provocative but relentless”.  Louise has won…

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