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Business & Community Information

Donegal libraries house a vast array of business information with special collections for those wishing to start their own business available in Central, Buncrana & Carndonagh libraries and smaller collections of business books in each of our branches. We also have Community Information sections in each of our libraries. In addition to these services, there is a wealth of information available on the Internet, including:

  • Information on health, housing, income & tax matters, rights, equal opportunities etc.
  • Information on starting your own business
  • Information on the environment and other types of citizens information needed for democratic participation in the social, political, economic & cultural life of the community and society as a whole.

 Some useful sites are:


An information portal linking useful websites relating to Donegal for residents & visitors alike.


Information on the local authority (Donegal County Council) and it’s services, including Culture, Community & Enterprise, Water, Planning, Housing & the Environment.


The Citizens Information Database (Comhairle) includes detailed information on the following topics:

Travel & communications, justice, education, employment, family, health, housing, social welfare, taxes, consumer & environment, insurance & finance, agriculture, voluntary/youth sector, European Union, Government.


Information on research & innovation, and Irish suppliers for those wishing to grow a business.


Information for those wishing to start or grow a business in Donegal, and on the Donegal Enterprise Training Programme.


Information on social, economic and cultural development throughout the Gaeltacht.


This site provides information on the Donegal County Development Board and their activities. The CDB is required to prepare and oversee the implementation of a ten-year county/city Strategy for Economic, Social and Cultural Development, which will provide the template guiding all public services and local development activities locally.


The Government of Ireland website includes links to:

All State organisations, Government Departments, Irish Statute books, general governmental information, public jobs, eTenders, FAQs & information about Ireland.


The Training & Employment Authority with information on:

Services for jobseekers, employers and communities. It also provides information on job vacancies, training courses, employment programmes and careers.


The Donegal Education and Training Board website includes information on:

Schools & centres, adult education, adult literacy, post-leaving certificate programmes, traveller training, student support, vocational training opportunities and Youth Services.


The Health Services Executive website inlcudes information on:

Health services (including by county), health topics, public information, Birth, Death & Marriage certificates, immunisation and medical cards.