A major community effort is underway to reopen the popular St Connell’s Museum in Glenties.
The much loved facility, which first opened in the early 1990s, was another victim of the Pandemic and was forced to shut its doors in November, 2020.
However, a new fundraising committee was recently set up and they hope to have the doors open again in time for the busy summer season.
They made their first gain during the week when almost €1,000 was raised at a very successful St Brigid’s Cross making event.
A local business also donated 1,000 litres of heating oil so that the building, and its many artefacts, will remain in good condition.
Former staff member, Laura McCormack, is one of the members of the committee.
“It all started with a donation a couple of months ago, however, we were closed at the time so a decision was made to set up a fundraising committee to get the place reopened,” she told Donegal Daily.
Some of the artefacts contained in the building include parts of the old British Air Force plane that crashed into the Bluestacks during WWII.
There are also items of furniture, as well as memorabilia, from ‘The Laurels’, the homeplace of the late Brian Friel’s mother.
If you want to help, in any way, to get St Connell’s Museum reopened, you can contact the committee via their Facebook page. Alternatively, you can call 087 403 9404 or email firstname.lastname@example.orgTags: