"Letterkenny was one of the first Vocational Schools to open in the county in 1914. For most of this period it continued to operate from the building on Ard O’Donnell which today houses the VECs Administrative Offices and Adult Education and Training Centre. It was the first school in the county to take students abroad to the Continent for an education al trip during the Easter holidays of 1970. However, by 1974 conditions had deteriorated badly to the level were there were 19 class groups and only 15 classrooms, and conditions were so bad that a bus had to he hired to accommodate a class. Eventually in 1977 a new site was purchased as Windyhall on the Kilmacrennan road and the school moved.
Errigal College offers mainstream education programmes, which include, the junior certificate, leaving certificate, leaving cert applied (LCA) and Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme. The school also offers further education programmes, which are FETAC accredited covering areas such as business/secretarial, sport, childcare and art, craft and design, and prenursing.
Students at the school benefit from a wide variety of sports and recreational activities including football, rugby, athletics, and table tennis, badminton, speech and drama and guitar lessons. A range of learning supports are also available to assist students. Further information can be got by contacting the school."