The government has announced a new Creeslough Together Initiative to support the recovery of all people impacted by the fatal explosion on 7th October 2022.
The three-year project, to cost €500,000 will see key workers employed in the village to consult with the community and support sustained growth in the coming years.
The project will be based on Creeslough Main Street and will employ a number of staff including a full time Community Links Worker, a part time Administrator and a part time Youth Worker.
The work of the CTI will be rooted in the principles of both Community Development and Trauma Informed Community work. These twin track approaches will build on the ongoing work of the key support agencies and the local community response.
Confirming the funding, Donegal Minister Charlie McConalogue said: “I can confirm funding for the Creeslough Together Initiative, which will help support the community as it recovers through the coming years. The 7th of October marked a dark day for the people of Creeslough, and it is hoped that these supports will help the community in the coming years.”
The Minister continued: “My continued thoughts and prayers are with all those impacted by that day and my thanks to all the organisations and volunteers who helped and who continue to help.”