The festive feeling of Christmas is already building in Donegal Town following a much-welcomed funding announcement.
The Donegal Town Community Chamber CLG is celebrating two funding boosts to make the town’s Christmas light shine extra bright in 2020.
The Chamber said it was reluctant to ask local businesses for donations for the display during this difficult year, but they have secured two large contributions instead.
The news has been greeted as an early gift for traders and shoppers in Donegal Town.
Ernan Mc Gettigan Chairperson Donegal Town Christmas Lights Committee said: “We owe a huge debt of gratitude to our Elected Members ; Donegal County Council, Roads Engineer Mark Sweeney who have agreed to increase their yearly contribution of €6000.00 to €12000.00 which is allocated from parking reserves revenue collected in Donegal Town.
“We were also thrilled and appreciative of the Board of Directors of Donegal Bay Waterbus who approached Donegal Town Community Chamber CLG and offered to contribute the balance of €8000.00 in order to alleviate any monetary pressure on local Business and Community Groups guaranteeing that Donegal Town would continue to be one of the most CHRISTMASSY TOWNS in the North West.”