Donegal Women’s Centre Spring Courses 2018

Being a Listener (Part 2):
Commencing on Tuesday 6th March 2018 from 10.00am – 12.30pm.
10-week course facilitated by Jacqui Walsh.  Cost: €40/€20.
Introduction to Reflexology & Holistic Therapies:
Commencing Wednesday 7th March 2018 from 10.00am – 12.00pm
8-week course facilitated by Eimear Peoples.  Cost: €40/€20
Decoupage for Beginners:
Commencing Wednesday 7th March 2018 from 10.00am – 12.00pm
8-week course facilitated by Terri Friel.  Cost: €40/€20
CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) for Everyday Use:
Commencing Thursday 22nd March 2018 from 10.00am – 12.00pm
8-week course facilitated by Niki Cross.  Cost: €40/€20
Meditation for Beginners:
Will commence April 2018
Date & Time TBC
The above courses have received funding assistance under the ETB Community Education Support Programme.
For further information or to book your place on any of the above courses, please contact the Donegal Women’s Centre, Port Road, Letterkenny on 074 9124985 or email  

ETB Open Day in Milford on Thursday 18th January

Milford Adult Education and Training Centre      Open Day
Learning for Living and Community Education Programmes
Everybody welcome on Thursday, 18th January 2018. 10.00am to 1.00pm

New Courses January/February 2018     

Basic Computers
 Internet Skills
 Word Processing – Microsoft Word
 Spreadsheets – Microsoft Excel
 IT for Farmers – online form filling
 English and Communications
 English as a Foreign Language – ESOL
 Maths (various levels)
 Exploring Options and Setting Learning Goals
 Customer Care

For more information, please call in to the Centre on our Open Day
from 10.00am to 1.00pm on Thursday, 18th January 2018.
If you are interested in taking part in any of the courses listed above,
please contact Emilia on 087 1740683 or Samantha on 074 9153194

Relaxed, Friendly Environment, Meet new people.

Introduction to Community Development

Introduction to Community Development

Are you a woman who is interested in developing your skills to work in your community?

Interested in developing and supporting services for the good of your area?

An Cosán Virtual Community College (VCC’s) Introduction to Community Development course could be for you! We have a limited number of places available for women to join this course.

Funded by the City & Guilds Group, VCC is partnering with community groups in West Donegal, Letterkenny, Inishowen and Derry to bring higher education into communities via blended learning.

Starting 30th January 2018, Introduction to Community Development (ICD) is highly interactive and will be delivered through blended learning, with a mixture of face-to-face workshops and online, virtual classes.

ICD will lead to a QQI Level 6 (UK Level 4) Certificate in Introduction to Community Development (10 credits)

Want to find out more? Drop into an information session on the following dates:

  • Monday, 8th January – The Yard, Falcarragh, 11 am – 1 pm
  • Monday, 8th January – Congress Resource Centre, Pearse Road, Letterkenny, 3 – 5 pm
  • Tuesday, 9th January – The Women’s Centre, Derry, 30 – 2.30 pm
  • Tuesday, 9th JanuaryInishowen Development Partnership, Carndonagh, 30 –7.30pm

For more information, please contact Maria McHale,, +353 (0)1-5341847, +353 (87) 229 8934 or any of the locations named above.

Run by An Cosán Virtual Community College, City & Guilds Group and Inishowen Development Partnership

DRAFT Timetable Jan – March

Session Date Venue Note:












Independent learning activities precede each weekly session.


Please log-in to Blackboard regularly to undertake those activities.

Induction Tuesday, 30 January 10am – 4pm  


Women’s Centre, Derry
1.         Tuesday 6th February 

9am-9:45am: Technology tutorial

10am-12.40 pm: Session 1


Blackboard Collaborate Virtual Learning Environment (VLE)
2.         Tuesday 13th February 

9am-9:45am: Office hour/tutorial

10am-12.40 pm: Session 2 



3.         Tuesday 20th February  

9am-9:45am: Office hour/tutorial

10am-12.40 pm: Session 3 



  Tuesday 27th February    



4 Tuesday 6th March  

9am-9:45am: Office hour/tutorial

10am-12.40 pm: Session 4

5. Tuesday 13th March

9am-9:45am: Office hour/tutorial

10am-12.40 pm: Session 5



6 Tuesday 20th March  

9am-9:45am: Office hour/tutorial

10am-12.40 pm: Session 6



Internet of Things course

Are you interested in computer programming and App development? This course could be for you:

Internet of Things – design applications and android app development

Information and registration evening on Tuesday 5th December at 6.30pm IDP Buncrana. Course costs €40

  • Introduction to sensors and microcontrollers
  • Introduction to C programming
  • Design Apps that turn your phone into a Bluetooth remote control which will turn devices on and off
  • Design electronic systems that can be controlled over Bluetooth & WiFi
  • Use free development systems employed in the design of modern day products
  • No previous experience necessary
For more information contact

Donegal Refugee Resettlement Programme

Donegal Resettlement Programme

for refugees displaced by conflicts

in Syria and Iraq

Information update and

Cultural Awareness evening

Venue: Colgan Hall, Carndonagh, Inishowen


Tuesday, 28th November 2017

Are you interested in finding out more, and / or volunteering to support refugee families settle in Donegal? 

Come and learn more about the Programme; let’s explore together what supports you might offer, and what tools might support you as a volunteer in befriending the families on arrival. 

Everyone is welcome to come along. Please book your place by contacting Marie at 087-291-8699.   


Refreshments provided.

What’s happening in Craoibhín Community Centre Termon?

Plenty to keep you occupied this autumn in Craoibhín Community Centre Termon

Irish Language Classes Monday evenings. This course is designed to help both parents and carers understanding of Irish to enable them to support their children. However it is open to all interested parties wishing to improve their Irish.
Halloween themed Workshops in Craoibhín;
20th of October from 7-8.30pm Contact Jarla on 085-8008965 €10 per child- Material/Handouts provided age 7 upwards. Limited places available on this very popular workshop.
26th of October from 5-6pm, Jumping Clay. Booking Essential on 087-4539307. Don’t forget your costume. Price €12.00
Christmas Craft Fair Sunday the 26th of November from 2-6pm. On the day Santa will be appearing, we have lots of stalls confirmed, handmade cards, soaps, stone crafts, wood crafts, cupcakes and other home baking.
Children’s Classes
Monday: Kids arts & Crafts 4.30-5.30pm
Tuesday: Parent & Toddler: 10.30-12noon
                        Basketball 6-8pm
Wednesday: Kids on the Move: Times: 4  6pm
 Hip Hop: 6.00-7.00pm
Thursday: Irish Dancing: 6.00-7.00pm
        Ju-Jitsu: 6.00-9.00pm 

Adult Classes
Monday: Horticulture: 11.00-1.00pm
                        Conversational Irish Language classes for parents: 6-9pm
                  Art Classes: 7.00-9.00pm

Tuesday: Cookery: 7.00-9.00pm Sourdough Bread 26th of October
The Great Donegal Bake Off Dates:  7th , 14th & 21st November. Tuesday’s 6.30-8.15 pm Learn to bake using a selection of Mary Berry Recipes.  Price €15.00 per Workshop.  Discount applies for choosing all three €30.00.  
Pilates 6.30-7.30pm 

Wednesday: Dressmaking: 7.00-9.00pm Date to be confirmed
 Flower Arranging Classes €30.00 plus €20 for materials. Commencing Wednesday 25th October 7-9 pm.

Thursday: Over 50 and Fabulous -Ladies Fitness Class, Starts Thursday  12th October – 11.30am -12.30pm.
Yoga with Jacqueline Toner at 7pm 

Friday: Bingo 9.00pm Weekly
For more information on any of the classes or to register call the centre on 074-9119988 You can also find further information on our website

Courses in the Pastoral Centre Letterkenny this autumn

September 2017 courses in the Pastoral Centre – Early booking recommended for all Courses and Evenings.


The Pastoral Centre, Monastery Avenue, Letterkenny 074 9121853

Anger Management Course

Starts Monday 18th September 2017 from 7.30pm till 9.30pm. Six weekly sessions till 23rd October. The course will include themes of self-confidence building, improved relationships with self and others, anger management and discovering the creative side to self.

Course will be €90 and to secure a place fee needs to be paid in full before first evening. Facilitator Cathy O’Connor. Classes are open to all adults. Numbers are limited.

Basic Arabic Language Classes: beginners

Starts Wednesday 20th September 7pm-pm. Six weekly sessions till 25th October.

The course will include Basic Arabic language, meeting and greeting, short conversations.

Course will be €90 and must be paid in full before first evening to secure a place. Facilitator Fadl Mustafa. Classes are open to all adults. Numbers are limited.

First Aid Course with certification for two years.

One day course Thursday November 16th 9.30am – 5.00pm.

The course will include effective First Aid techniques for aiding people at home, the work place and elsewhere, enabling you to save someone’s life.

Course will be €90 to be paid in full before the date of the course.

Facilitator: Safe-Tech. Classes are open to all adults. Numbers are limited.

Pathways Programme

Pathways is a two-year one-day-a-month course for adults who wish to explore their faith (9 Saturdays a year). There are no exams and no written work. You can come along and enjoy.

Each day consists of input from excellent and engaging speakers and the opportunity for discussion. The cost is €250 for the whole Academic Year, payable in 3 installments. Booking is now open. A place is secured when the first installment of €100 is paid.

Contact Fr Cathal O’Fearrraí at for more information.

Bereavement Support Group

Start date: Tuesday 3rd October 7 pm to 9.30 pm. Finishing date is 27th February 2018. This is a support group for adults who have experienced grief. Participants are guided through a programme that runs over 10 Tuesday evenings with a specific focus on personal experience that the group members have encountered on their journey through grief. The group will be closed on the first night. Feedback on this programme has been extremely positive.

The evenings are FREE of charge. Donations welcome.

A Changed Life – support group

This is a support group for people who have lost someone to suicide. Start date is Tuesday 26th September from 7 pm to 9.30 pm. Finishing date is 20th February 2018.

This small group will be closed on the first night.

For information on what the group offers, please contact Liam Cannon, Director of Counselling on 074 9121853.

The evenings are FREE of charge. Donations welcome.


Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training course is the most widely used suicide prevention course.

A.S.I.S.T. is suitable for anyone interested in learning the skills to talk with someone who might have suicidal ideation. The next two-day course will run on Wednesday 11th October and Thursday 12th October from 9 am to 5 pm.

If you wish you may bring a packed lunch. Early booking is advisable for this course.

This course is FREE of charge.


The Pastoral Centre works in partnership with Tusla, Donegal ETB and the National Lottery.