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Education & Childcare

By choosing Donegal, you can avoid the lengthy waiting lists for childcare and schools that many city parents face. Childcare is also a lot more affordable here, which takes a lot of pressure off family budgets.

There are broad range of primary school options across Donegal while at post-primary level Donegal ETB provide a broad range of educational services to many schools.

Early Education and Childhood care

Early Education and Childhood care

The range of early education options includes community-based and privately run pre-schools, naoínra – Irish-language nursery schools and creches. You can also access local playgroups, parent and toddler groups.

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Primary Schools

Primary Schools

At primary level, we have almost 180 schools in Donegal. You can choose from State and church-run National Schools, Gaelscoileanna – where teaching is through Irish, and Educate Together multi-denominational schools.

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Post Primary Schools

Post Primary Schools

At post-primary level, education provision is dominated by highly accessible community schools and colleges. These come under Donegal Education and Training Board. You can also choose from church-run schools and Irish-medium second-level colleges.

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Donegal Education Training Board

Donegal Education Training Board

Donegal Education and Training Board manages fifteen of the twenty-seven schools post-primary schools across the county and its islands offering tuition through English and Irish. It is also a trustee partner for a further eight Community and Comprehensive schools.

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