About us

The Doorway Project

The Doorway Project is a community orgainsation based in Letterkenny. Our main areas of work are Training & Education for people of all ages, Youth, and Childcare.

The Doorway Project has established Preschool/playgroup facilities, Happy Nappies Parent & Toddler Group, Afterschool Services, School Age Childcare, Doorway Youth Project, an Education Centre with 2 IT Suites, Internet Cafe, small study areas, 'chill out' spaces for young people, recording studio facilities, an 'Artist in the community' space and 'drop in' facilities, public office with office services offered to the public etc., We have recently developed The doorway HUB Community Resource which is based in the heart of Letterkenny's Main Street in Greene's Shopping Centre at the Market Square. It includes a Community Thrift Shop, Internet Cafe, Information/Drop-in facilities. The Doorway Project is committed to promoting the use of the Irish Language.

Our history

  • The Doorway Project has been in existence for almost 15 years.

    The project was initially established through support from the Special Support Programme for peace and Reconciliation and continued to be funded by Peace 1 and Peace 11 until at the end of 2005 the management committee of The Doorway Project took the decision to become an independant project applying for and accessing funding from various sources including Letterkenny Town Council, Donegal County Council, several Government Departments, the National Lottery, the Kathrine Howard Foundation, Donegal Local Development Company, the HSE etc..

  • The initial aim of the project was to introduce people to Information Technology in an informal and innovative approach, 60-80 people currently access the project on a daily basis.

    The Doorway project aims to empower those in the community, including the marginalized, socially excluded/alienated, disadvantaged and others to come together for a common service. The Doorway Project is managed by a voluntary management committee made up of members of the local community, many of whom became involved initially as participants of the project and subsequently went on to complete courses at all levels including secondary level, diploma, degree and postgraduate level at various educational institutions including Letterkenny Institute of Technology, University of Ulster, North West College of Further and Higher Education, and Trinity College Dublin. Youth and young people are represented on the management committee.

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