The Donegal GAA County Board has been granted permission to convert former changing rooms to a house at their old training ground in Stranorlar.
The proposed development, at Drumboe Upper, will mean that the board will now be able to sell the building as a residential property in one of the most sought after areas of the Twin Towns.
The board will forge ahead with plans to turn the building into a 136 square metre (1,463 sq ft) three-bed house, which could fetch at least €200,000.
The house sale proceeds could go towards the new GAA Centre of Excellence (pictured above) in Convoy.
The planning permission, submitted under the name of County Board Chairman, Mick McGrath, also includes the construction of a new vehicular entrance on to a local road.
Back in 2014, the then County Board Development Officer, Michael McMenamin, confirmed their intention to sell the clubhouse building at the training ground in Drumboe.
The board did lease the training pitch there from a local landowner, but the clubhouse, built in the mid-1990s, is owned by the County Board.
As it is landlocked with no exit onto the public road, it was the Board’s intention to seek planning permission to request an exit in order to make the property sellable.
Mr McMenamin said at the time: “We do have road frontage of approximately 23 metres which includes an ESB pole carrying a transformer. In order to make the property sellable and to give it some value it has been decided to seek planning permission for change of use and to request a new exit onto the public road.”Tags: