Hopes have again been raised that the old Buncrana Garda Station will be purchased for the combined use of local community organisations.
The old barracks closed its doors for the last time in 2007, when Gardaí moved to a state-of-the-art facility.
The historic State-owned building on St Oran’s Road has remained empty ever since, despite interest from, the HSE and local groups and organisations.
At Tuesday’s meeting of the Inishowen Municipal District (MD), Independent Councillor Nicholas Crossan asked that Donegal County Council consider purchasing the building for community use.
“I believe the old garda barracks in Buncrana will be put on the market by the OPW shortly,” Cllr Crossan said.
“I think the council should be seriously considering buying this property, it is in a prime location and would be of great use to the community.”
In response, the council’s new CEO, Mr John McLaughlin, said he would ask his staff to “take another fresh look at that.”
Last year, The West Inishowen History and Heritage Society expressed an interest in acquiring the property to turn it into a museum and exhibition space in association with the Inishowen Development Partnership.Tags: