The BASE Enterprise Centre in Stranorlar is set to benefit from funding under the Rural Regeneration and Development Fund.
Funding was granted under the DigiWest project which was allocated €644,734 to establish Rural Digital Working Hubs at four sites.
The other sites include Tubbercurry, Co. Sligo; Tulsk Co. Roscommon and Swinford, Co. Mayo.
Speaking following the announcement Cllr. Patrick McGowan said: “The BASE has become a centre for social and economic development in Stranorlar and Ballybofey and the development of a Digital Working Hub will be a great addition to its existing offering.
“This Digital Working Hub is part of the Council led Donegal Digital Action Plan which has provided a strong strategic framework for the rollout of the digital agenda in Donegal.
“It has been a good week for Donegal Digital with the SIRO announcement on Monday on the rollout of Fibre to the Premises broadband to homes and businesses in six towns in Donegal including Ballybofey and Stranorlar and the announcement of funding for this important initiative in the BASE.”
Meanwhile, Cllr Martin Harley also welcomed the capital funding, saying it was a ‘massive win’ for the county.
“This is Project Ireland 2040 delivering for rural Ireland with capital funding for projects that will make a real difference to people living in Donegal and here in Ballybofey and Stranorlar.
“The Rural Regeneration and Development Fund supports measures to rejuvenate communities, create employment and transform rural economies. The funding for the Twin Towns is part of a national package of €62m.”Tags: