regeneration project gets €9.5m
DONEGAL County Council welcome funding investment of €21.3m for
regeneration projects in Carndonagh,
Ballybofey-Stranorlar and Ailt an Chorráin (Burtonport).
The investment will deliver transformational
regeneration projects in the heart of each of the towns.
The €9.5million investment
in the ‘Tús Nua Regeneration Project’ in Carndonagh is
in collaboration with Spraoi agus Spórt. The project
will deliver a new multi use hub located in a
regenerated heritage building (formerly McDonagh Stores)
for a range of uses including: a co-working space &
fabrication laboratory, office space, youth space, a
community kitchen and public amenities.
The project also includes a shared workspace and retail
space for the designer maker industries together with
enhanced public realm at The Diamond and improved
pedestrian accessibility and linkages. The project will
bring people of all generations back into the town
centre for community services, education, recreation,
housing, enterprise and jobs.
Co-Founder & CEO of Spraoi
agus Spórt Helen Nolan said: “We’re absolutely delighted
to have received this funding for the Tús Nua project
which will help to revitalise Carndonagh and act as a
key economic driver in the recovery of the town
following the Covid-19 pandemic.
These plans will be a real game-changer for the town
centre and most importantly will create much-needed
employment and inclusive opportunities for the future."