Locals on Arranmore have launched their own campaign to make essential repairs on the main road leading to the island’s lighthouse.
The group claim they need €6,000 to make the repairs.
They say they have tried to get both local and Government funding for the project but have failed.
They have now launched an iDonate campaign and have raised €240 of their €6,000 target.
A spokesperson for the campaign said “Essential road repairs to the main road leading to Arranmore Lighthouse. This road is urgently in need of repairs but countless efforts to secure local authority or government funding for the repairs have been fruitless. The community & friends of Arranmore are seeking your assistance to raise funds to carry out essential repairs to the road which leads to the lighthouse.”
The group added that is hoped that in due course, a planning application to Donegal Co Co will ensure that the Arranmore Lighthouse tower and grounds will be open to the public.
In order to complete the planning application, in an area which is a Special Area of Conservation, funding will also be required.
In the event that there is any remaining funding following the repairs to the road, the funds will be used to assist with the planning permission application costs.