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About Us

Donegal Youth Service is a countywide youth agency with over 30 affiliated youth clubs, and numerous projects which have been developed as a direct response to the needs of young people.  Projects which support their mental, emotional and physical health, provide training and empower them to reach their own individual potential.  

From humble beginnings in 1981, we have grown a lot over the years, and we now work with over 11,500 young people every year from age 3 – 30.  We are here for young people wherever they are, year after year, generation after generation in whatever way we are needed.

What can we do for you?

There's something for everyone

Young People

There’s lots of things you can get involved in at Donegal Youth Service.  Whether you want to avail of accredited training, join a group, get support with something you’re going through, learn new things, make new friends, join a youth club, or play some pool in the drop-in and have the craic we’ve got you covered.  We have a wide range of services across the county including LGBTI* support, education support, support for Young Carers and lots more.  Check out our projects and see what you’re interested in.



Donegal Youth Service is committed to supporting parents/guardians as part of our service to young people. The role of parents/guardians is essential in the support of young people and the focus of work with young people is to ensure that communication with parents is kept to the fore. If you would like to get involved with the service, or if you would like to talk to someone about the services for young people please contact us.  We look forward to hearing from you.



Thank you for supporting young people. You can make a donation safely and securely through PayPal. Donegal Youth Service is a registered charity.
Registered Charity Number (RCN): 20050696

Charitable Purpose: Advancement of education  
Charitable Objects:
To develop and promote the formal, informal and non formal education and personal development of young people and adults that support them, with particular focus on Young People experiencing disadvantage, by providing opportunities to develop their physical, mental, social, holistic and spiritual needs through the medium of informal learning experiences, youth work practice, programmes and projects or by any other means appropriate. READ MORE...

Youth Information Chat Service

Have a question you’d like an answer to? Need a second opinion about something? Talk to a trained Youth Information Officer about a wide range of topics. The free online chat service connects young people aged 16-25 with professional Youth Information Officers to provide personalised information. READ MORE…

Follow us on Social Media @DonegalYouthService



Just 1 week to go! Join our FREE webinar on 13 October.

'Our Play, Our Mental Health, OUR Generation' will explore children’s mental health, the importance of play & the impact of transgenerational trauma.

Joining us is Dr Mike Wragg @leedsbeckett.

Neart imeachtaí spraíúla teaghlaigh sa Ghaeltacht do #Wainfest 2022. Bí cinnte agus cuir do áit in áirithe do na himeachtaí saor in aisce seo. Is féidir leat áirithint a dhéanamh ar ár suíomh Gréasáin ag
#gaeilge #gaeltacht #spraoi #Dúnnangall

Today we're looking at simple, #creative ways you can practice #mindfulness. Here are some suggestions...#WellnessWednesday

✍️Write your thoughts in a #diary
🗒️Make a #gratitude list
🌻Enjoy #nature
🎨Get creative in an #artjournal

@SEUPB #PeaceIV @UrbanVillagesNI

We are super excited! The #timeToMove2022 month has officially started! We can't wait to deliver all this information on #volunteering #studying #working abroad!
Stay tuned! Much more is yet to come.

The #DiscoverEU application round opens next week from 11-25 October! 🥰

📌 Legal residents of 🇪🇺 or 🇮🇸🇱🇮🇲🇰🇳🇴🇷🇸🇹🇷 born on or between 1 Jan. – 31 Dec. 2004 can apply
📘 Meet fellow travellers in our Facebook group
🎫 This year you'll also win a discount card

Good luck! 🍀

We launched our Youth Club Handbook 2022 at the recent AGM and Volunteer Forum. This handbook contains a vital guide to our youth clubs as it ensures all necessary information is contained in one clearly laid out handbook. For more info please visit


Would like to hear the voice of the #youth? Are you interested in the #European Union? This event is for you!
Book you #free place now-
@edicdonegal @DonegalYouthSvc @EurodeskIreland @EurodeskYouthIE

Due to unforeseen circumstance, Tea & Tunes will not be taking place tonight and the drop in will close at 6pm. We apologise for any inconvenience caused. #donegalyouthservice #teaandtunes

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