Below are links to useful supports that are hosted by other agencies and
businesses which may be of benefit.
We hope you find them helpful.

Local Enterprise Office Donegal is the essential resource for small business in County Donegal. They support local enterprises in many different ways to encourage a thriving and sustainable local economy. Contact one of their highly qualified and experienced staff who can advise businesses on how to grow and succeed. They have access to a broad range of business contacts and experts who can add real value to local enterprises. You can also contact them directly to discuss your business idea or development needs.

Donegal ETB offers a range of Further Education and Training (FET) programmes for those wishing to gain recognised qualifications and begin their journey in lifelong learning. Programmes range from Levels 1-6 on the National Framework of Qualifications and there are options available throughout the year on both a full-time and part-time basis, during the day and in the evenings. The also deliver specific short course aimed at the self employed.

Donegal Food Cost is an initiative which is facilitated by the Local Enterprise Office Donegal to support, celebrate, and grow the Donegal Food Sector. If you are involved in the food sector, in production, service or delivery, this is an invaluable resource for you.



Are you a creative and work in the areas of advertising, media, design, music, visual arts or a related industry?   If the answer is yes, the Donegal Creative Coast if for you.

Donegal Creative Coast currently has 195 members and is facilitated by Donegal Local Enterprise Office. Working with Creative Coast Donegal gets your work seen in the right places with the aim of increasing the profile and the business skills of creative entrepreneurs all over Donegal. Being a member of the Creative Coast will give you access to numerous sector specific training and tailored supports to businesses. 

CoLab is an innovation centre based on the Letterkenny Institute of Technology (LYIT) campus. It provides flexible office space, and outstanding facilities, for high-potential start-ups. CoLab is a community of entrepreneurs, and there is a strong culture of collaboration. Locating your business in Colab will offer a number of distinct advantages.


The primary objective of Údarás na Gaeltachta is to support the preservation and strengthening of Irish as a living language, as well as passing it on to the next generation. Údarás na Gaeltachta can offer a range of incentives and supports to eligible businesses and companies in a range of sectors to start, develop, expand or locate business in a Gaeltacht area. If you have successfully started your business, thinking about expanding your business to other areas, developing a new product, or diversifying in a new direction, Údarás na Gaeltachta may be able to support you.

The Western Development Commissions was set up to promote social and economic development in the Western Region, that is counties Donegal, Leitrim, Sligo, Mayo and Roscommon. It supports local businesses with expertise and with investment. They have a strong focus on sustainable enterprise.