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...

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