Author: SKelly

Schools to Remain Closed Tomorrow – Tuesday 17 October 2017

Following careful consideration by the National Emergency Coordination Group, the Department of Education and Skills, has decided that all schools will remain closed tomorrow.
This decision was primarily taken in the interests of child safety and on the basis of information available in what is a developing situation.  While it is recognised that some schools may not be as badly impacted as others, the information available at this time indicates that over 350,000 businesses and homes are already without power, and severe winds continue to cause damage across the country as the storm progresses. Many regional and local roads are closed due to fallen trees.
It is also the case that school authorities will in very many cases not have had an opportunity to check their buildings and confirm they are safe, have power and water, and that routes to the school are safely open.
It is recognised that the decision to close schools will have a major impact on families and on the workforce. However, this decision has been taken in the interests of safety for children and to provide clarity for everyone concerned.

The Royal and Prior Comprehensive School and Deele College Press Statement

On the morning of Thursday 14th September 2017, a bus taking students to The Royal and Prior Comprehensive School and Deele College, Raphoe and was involved in a road accident with another vehicle in the St Johnston area of Co Donegal. The emergency services were contacted and attended the scene of the accident. There were 20 students from the two schools involved in the accident. A number of students attended Letterkenny University Hospital following the accident and the remaining students proceeded to school or returned home under the care of parents or friends. All students have now been discharged from Letterkenny University Hospital.

Return Dates for Locks


Can students empty their lockers of books and all other items, the books are to be returned to the school and the locks to Mr. Kelly on the following dates.

First Year:- Thursday 1st June

Second Year:- Wednesday 31st May

Third Year:- Wednesday 31st May

Fifth year:- Tuesday 30th May

Ty, LCA & Sixth year :- Tuesday 23rd May

Deele College Prize-giving 2017


Congratulations to all students on receiving awards on Friday 19th at the Prize-giving ceremony. The event was orated by Mrs Brady and awards presented by Mr Danny Ryan, our local sporting celebrity. It was good to see retired teachers returning on the day and all the parents and representatives from the community.

First Year Students Visit Tayto Park

First year students enjoyed their sunny visit to Tayto Park on Friday 5th May. They got a guided tour of the factory, a brief talk on the production and marketing process of Tayto crisps followed by unlimited access to the attractions in the Adventure Zone. They also visited the Tayto Zoo which has a large collection of mammals, birds and farmyard animals.

ETB Awards 2017

Callum's Crafts 1

Deele College submitted two projects into the recent Donegal ETB awards

which were held in the Radisson Blue Hotel in Letterkenny on Friday 28 th


Deele College bested by St. Brendan’s College 2-1


Deele College’s unbelievable run in the Bank of Ireland Minor Boys’ National cup is over after a fiercely contested final on Tuesday, played at the Home Farm FC ground in Whitehall, Co. Dublin.

Deele who were contesting their first ever All Ireland Football Final put in a valiant display against a strong St. Brendan’s side who have now won the trophy twice in the past three years (By Rory Brogan)

Best Wishes Past Student Kelly Ann Brogan in National Final.

kelly Ann Brogan
Past Student from Deele College Kelly Ann Brogan is cooking up a storm as she prepares for a prestigious culinary competition. Kelly Ann recently qualified for the national final of the Oriental Chef of the Year.

Kelly Ann Brogan (20), a 2nd year student at LYIT School of Tourism, Killybegs has been selected as a national finalist in the Wing Yip Oriental Chef of the Year 2017 competition, being held in University College Birmingham this Wednesday 5th April.
Source – Donegal Daily

Good Luck in the Final

David Arthur, Corey Brolly, Aaron O’Donnell, CJ Clarke, Gavin Mc Gee, Anton Murtagh, Corey McBride-Gillen, Robert Donnell (Captain), Zack Tinney, Ronan McKinley, Oisin Bonner, Jack McAuley, Kyron Coyle, Shane Coyle, Dean Quigley, Pierce Lindsay

TEACHER | Andrew McFadden ASSISTANTS | Zac Brolly, Alex Carolan

Deele College, Raphoe vs St. Brendan’s College, Killarney in All Ireland Final

The stage is set for the Bank of Ireland FAI Schools Minor Boys National Cup Final as Ulster starlets Deele College, Raphoe, who are newcomers to this level of competition, will take on the experienced Killarney outfit St. Brendan’s College in this season’s Cup decider on Tuesday, April 4 in Home Farm FC, Whitehall at 2pm.