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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



🕯️Light a candle in your window to signify hope and to remember loved ones

Join the social conversation using the #HopeOverSilence hashtag or reach out to loved ones and ask them how they are.

📢📢Deadline for entries has been extended until this Friday, 25th November📢📢
Email for more more information and an entry form

Are you college ready?Do you want to know your options? It couldn't be a better time to do it. This week is all about College Awareness Week #CAW2022
Talk to our Youth Information Officer-Kasia about your future.
Contact us: 0749129630 or

This Thursday, 7pm we are encouraging all our friends and supporters to place a candle in their window for our annual #HopeOverSilence campaign.

It’s a time to remember those we have lost and to offer hope to all those who need it. 💛

It’s #AntiBullyingWeek. Bullying can be an upsetting & frightening experience, and can have an impact on your child or young person’s overall wellbeing. Read more in our ‘Helping your child overcome bullying’ blog:


Find us at @ATUDonegal_ Volunteer Fair today! Our stand is located in the main hall and DYS team will answer all your questions regarding #volunteering with @DonegalYouthSvc and #europeansolidaritycorps

Donegal Youth Service provides workshops to educate people about the dangers of the Internet and in particular Cyberbullying,
If you are a young person who has been affected by Cyberbullying or indeed currently being bullied, please contact us for information and #support.

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