New pool and housing development a ‘huge vote of confidence’ for Donegal Town

written by Rachel McLaughlin June 23, 2020

A multi-million euro development of over 80 housing units and a swimming pool has overcome the final hurdle to secure full planning permission from Donegal County Council.

Carnvalley Holdings Ltd are behind the major construction project at The Mullans and Doonan, which is estimated at €10million.


It will include 77 houses, 11 apartments, a swimming pool, a digital hub and a large number of retail and office spaces.

A leisure centre, a children’s museum/play zone and a transportation hub are also in the pipeline, while a new landmark community building will incorporate a digital hub and innovation centre.

Carnvalley Holdings Ltd proposed development in Donegal Town

This week’s approval for the development has been widely welcomed in Donegal Town.

Cathaoirleach of the Donegal MD Cllr Michael Naughton said the project signals a bright future for the town.

“This is a very positive story for Donegal Town it shows the amount of investment that is going on in the town and it bodes well for the future,” Cllr Naughton said.


“It would like to compliment Tommy and Norah Gallagher of Carnvalley Holdings for their support and consistency to make sure they got to this stage.

I’ve been working with Tommy and Norah over the last number of years and with Donegal County Council to make sure this project did deliver for Donegal Town. 

This is a huge development and huge vote of confidence with the ongoing Covid-19, with so many people out of employment. There will be a huge number of jobs in the development stage and when this complex is complete.”

Two three-storey office buildings are enclosed in the plans, with two more two-story buildings set to provide a mix of office and retail spaces. Two large bulky goods buildings on the site would be divided into five units, according to the application. The site is also set to have a large open public space with various amenities. Plans were designed by William Donoghue & Associates of Mountcharles.

With some groundwork already complete, developers are anxious to get diggers on site in the next two months.