A fund of €18.1M has just been announced to give Letterkenny a major facelift.
It comes following the announcement that Donegal County Council’s Urban Regeneration and Development Fund (URDF) project application for Letterkenny has been successful.
The total value of the project is €18.1 million, with €13.6 million funded by the government and €4.5 million funded by Donegal County Council.
The project is divided into five sub-projects:
The Cathedral Quarter which will include a new Market Square public space, a more accessible Church Lane, a 1,500 square metre creative design hub and a new tourist centre from a repurposed vacant building.
Lower Main Street renewal which will include a land assembly and acquisition package.
Revival at the courthouse which will include a brand-new enterprise and tourist attraction.
Development of Letterkenny as a regional transport hub in the North West.
LK Green Connect which will focus on connecting spaces in the town in an environmentally friendly way.
Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine and Donegal T.D., Charlie McConalogue, today welcomed the announcement.
He said: “I am delighted to welcome the announcement of funding today and to have helped to work on its delivery. The funding and the project will transform Letterkenny’s historic town centre and will have a long-lasting impact on the town. This transformation will help businesses and tourism and will develop Letterkenny into an even better place to live, work and study.”
He concluded “I thank my Cabinet colleague Darragh O’Brien, Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage whose department granted the funding, the Donegal County Council team including Sinead McCauley, Liam Ward and Paul Kelly for their vision and hard work in developing the project together with local councillors, my Donegal government colleagues Senator Niall Blaney and Joe McHugh TD for their commitment to this project, all who’s work on this project will be welcomed by the businesses and people of the town.”