CUTBACKS are starting to hit rural communities with the news today that two jobs will be lost and up to twenty families affected by the closure of the afterschools service in Dungloe today.
The service on the Gaoth Dobhair road has been a vital service for families in the town for five years, and was providing afterschool care to pupils from the Dungloe school area and other parts of the Rosses.
The service was run by the Dungloe based Rosses Community Development Project through funding from state body Pobal.
However the CDP has told staff and families they can no longer fund the service.
CDP chair Mary McHugh said today that she was hopeful that it could be re-opened in a few weeks.
“We are seeking more funding. We are closed from today but if we can get support we hope to be up and running again in a few weeks,” she said.