Live in Donegal

Community and People

The people of Donegal and our communities are recognised as our greatest asset.

Donegal has a young, diverse population and a strong sense of community which is the lifeblood of our county. Census figures show 45% of the population is under 35 and over 13,000 people from 90 different nations live here. Our energetic and multi-cultural communities express themselves in local arts, festivals, community events and projects.

Everyone can play their part in supporting your local community

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Donegals PPN

Donegals PPN

Donegal’s Public Participation Network gives community organisations a direct role in the policy making and oversight of local government. Local organisations involved in community and voluntary groups can join the network where they can cooperate, share information and ideas and elect members to Local Authority decision making roles.

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Community Centres

Community Centres

There are community centres at the heart of every town and village within Donegal. These centres provide a base for communities to meet and work together on a wide range of projects and courses and provide essential support services to the community. Locate your nearest community center following the link below and find out the number of ways you can get involved with your local centre .

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Tidy Towns

Tidy Towns

Local pride and community effort are key motivators of local Tidy towns committees all over the county with each working to ensure their area is maintained to a high standard. The hard working volunteers of these committees ensure Donegal is a better place to live and enjoy. Letterkenny became the eighth town in Donegal to be named Irelands tidiest town, claiming the title in 2015 .

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Volunteer Centre

Volunteer Centre

Donegal Volunteer Centre provide a service matching people willing to volunteer, with non-profit organisations looking for volunteers to get involved and assist them in their day to day running . The centre is affiliated with Volunteer Ireland and are funded by the Department of Rural and Community Development managed by DLDC .

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