A major fundraising drive 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.
A very important meeting on the reopening took place last night in the town. Those present included museum directors and committee members, representatives of the Glenties Community Development Group and people with an interest in getting the facility reopened as a valuable tourist attraction and social outlet in the town.
“To get the museum open, fundraising must be carried out,” a spokesperson for the group said.
“There are legacy utility bills to pay and insurance must be obtained to allow a reopening of the building as well as minor repairs and works to be carried out.”
The first major step has been the creation of a GoFundMe page where people can donate any amount, big or small, to help the museum to reopen.
“All donations will be received with great thanks and appreciation and will be most valuable to the reopening cause,” the spokesperson added.
“We in the development group are committed to assisting the museum and its committee in reopening and to grow and thrive going forward and we ask you all to please help in whatever way you can by supporting this fundraising effort.”
In addition to the GoFundMe page, you can also donate by EFT directly to the museum bank account via the following IBAN: IE83BOFI90489492301424
Please include your name, if you wish, so thanks can be afforded for your donation.
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: