Donegal is the 2nd cheapest county in Ireland(as per the Rental Price Report - 2022 Q4).  

For a list of available accommodation for rent in Donegal, please see the following websites:


The Academy has a small kitchenette with fridge and microwave for students to self cater on campus. Letterkenny University Hospital has a canteen and a coffee shop.  

Letterkenny University Hospital has a coffee shop and a large restaurant serving excellent quality meals which are generously subsidised for staff and students.

Burrito Loco is located on Port Road in Letterkenny in Co. Donegal. This delightful Mexican serves a wide range of Mexican dishes such as Burritos, Crispy Tacos, Loaded Nachos and Salad box etc.You can order your takeaway food online on!

The Quiet Moment Tearooms have plenty of charming features with granite tables and mahogany surroundings which were created with a Bewley's atmosphere in mind. Serving fresh food daily the way you want, customers can enjoy Homemade Products, Irish Breakfasts, Sandwiches, Light Refreshments, Soup or something more substantial like our Hot Food Specials. The Quiet Moment offers a centrally located tearooms on the top of Letterkenny's Main Street.

Letterkenny offers a wide variety of restaurants, bars, cafes & takeaways - please click here for further details.

Local Attractions:

For up-to-date events in the Donegal Area area please click here. 

Donegal claimed its rightful place at the top of National Geographic Traveller magazine's "coolest places in the world" in 2017.

Please click on the links below for local attractions and to see what Donegal has to offer: 

Please find the "Top ten things to do in Donegal" here.

Sports & Leisure:

Aura Leisure Centre in Letterkenny offers excellent facilities for health and fitness, including a 25m pool, gym, exercise classes, running track, astro pitch, hydro pool and soccer pitch. 

Letterkenny offers Local GAA, Athletics, Tennis Club, Golf Club and many other sports & leisure clubs. 

Pastoral Care: 

Details of the university's counselling services are available here 

Jigsaw Donegalprovides a free and confidential support service for young people aged 15 – 25 with mental health issues, with a drop-in centre on Pearse Road in Letterkenny.  Jigsaw aims to make sure that young people get the right support, where and when they need it.  Jigsaw Donegal is a partnership between Headstrong, HSE and The Alcohol Forum. 

Phone: 074 97 26920   Email: for an appointment.  
Address: Pearse Road, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal, F92 W654 (across from the community centre) 
Drop-in hours: Mon - Wed 4pm – 6pm, Thur 4pm – 8pm, Closed: Bank Holidays 

Research Opportunities: 

Letterkenny University hospital offers Donegal Medical Academy students the opportunity to apply for a Summer Research Bursary and present their project at the annual LUH Research Day.  Please contact ourAcademy Administrator for further details.   

University of Galway Medicine Society 

UG MedSoc represents the students of University of Galway's School of Medicine. As a society they aim to support their members academically, fundraise, and organise social events.

Please find website available here to join MedSoc.