Buncrana goes for gold for
SOME of Donegal’s most
notable buildings and landmarks are Lighting Up Gold
this month as part of the second annual Light It Up
Gold campaign for the Childhood Cancer Foundation.
The Public Service Centres in Donegal Town and
Milford are going gold while in Buncrana, the
Council Offices, Castle Bridge and the Roundabout
are all already lit up gold as indeed are the Coast
Guard Station at Malin Head, An Grianán Theatre in
Letterkenny and the castle at Oakfield Park in
Buncrana's Castle Bridge goes gold to
raise awareness about childhood cancer.
The Polestar Roundabout
in Letterkenny will also be lit up gold this
Childhood cancer is the biggest cause of death by
disease in children in Ireland,
“Over 200 children are diagnosed with cancer each
year in Ireland. That’s four families each week who
hear the devastating news that their child, brother,
sister or grandchild has cancer," said foundation
spokesperson Mary Claire Rennick.
“We are so grateful to everyone who has come on
board with the campaign and especially to Liam
O'Hara of O'Hara & Harrison Electrical Contractors
who have worked for free to install temporary lights
for us. Also special thanks to John McCarron in the
council who has been a wonderful support too."
The foundation was launched earlier this year to
help the many Irish families affected by childhood
cancer. More information at