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




We are continuing to do everything to support the tourism industry during this difficult time. Tourism businesses can access a range of practical supports on our Covid-19 Business Supports Hub here 👉


#JobFairy The DRCC currently have vacancies for the following roles: Head of Education & Training, an Education & Training Officer & 3 Telephone Counsellors for (Out-of-Hours Service) on National 24-Hour Helpline. Closing dates & details via website:

Clean hands save lives and stop the spread of infections - including #COVID19. Cleaning your hands regularly is the most effective way of stopping the spread of lots of infections. #KeepAntibioticsWorking

@Eurodesk discussing #youthinformation role in the #newnormal for #youngpeople with @ERYICAYI #EYCA & @EU_Commission today! @Leargas @ywirl @yiyoungvoices @SpunOut @YouthInfoDub @limerickyouth @KerryYouth @insync_ie @yicletterkenny @eurireland @nycinews @DeptDCYA @EurodeskYouthIE

As we move into longer evenings, more pedestrians & cyclists are using the road. We need to protect all road users. Stay safe & Look out for everyone. @donegalcouncil @DonegalMaps @DonegalETB @DonegalYouthSvc @DonegalDaily @highlandradio @RSAIreland @LAsIreland #RoadSafety

What have young people to say about 2020? How have youth workers been responding to this through the pandemic? @Youth_Pact present the research findings today #youngvoices #peaceiv @nycinews @pobal @cooperationirl @UlsterUni @SEUPB @TransformPeace4 @CentreDialogue @Futures4Youth

Our Action Mental Health team joined the p6's at @Ballysillanps1 and Nursery last week as part of the OUR Generation Project.

The Healthy Me programme helped teach children about emotions, new breathing techniques and the power of the word YET.

@SEUPB @UrbanVillagesNI


Join us on Thursday 29th April for this one-hour #education webinar. Increase your knowledge and awareness about...

➡️#STIs & #sexualhealth
➡️#prevention and #condoms

Register Now:


Load More...

The latest DYS news - Have you subscribed yet?