A FORMER RIC barracks in Donegal is to be turned into a youth club.
The old Royal Irish Constabulary Barracks at Dromore, Killygordon has fallen into some disrepair in recent years.
However, there are now ambitious plans afoot to turn the historic building into a youth club.
Planning permission has been granted to the Killygordon and Crossroads Youth Club for the development.
The club, in an application to Donegal County Council, signed by Chairperson Margaret Gilbert, seeks to restore and refurbish the former RIC barracks to use as a youth club facility and a youth café.
The works will include any internal and associated external amendments and improvements.
The installation of a sewage treatment system, percolation area and ancillary site development works are provided in the application.
Conditional permission has been granted. The local authority have issued ten conditions, including the provision of a dedicated bicycle parking area, a two-metre wide footpath and a waste water treatment plant.
Some of the conditions are designed to maintain the character of the existing building, which has deteriorated.
It is believed that the development will cost in the region of €200,000.Tags: