Green light for major Letterkenny development

written by Staff Writer August 11, 2023

Planning permission has been granted for the demolition of Gleneany House to make way for a new residential and business development in Letterkenny.

Donegal County Council granted conditional permission to the M & B Kelly Partnership for the major project at Port Road/Pearse Road.


The development is expected to include a range of buildings providing student accommodation, retail space, a restaurant, office, residential units and a new Baptist church.

The 240,000 sq ft scheme will replace the Gleneany House building, the existing Baptist church and the Christian bookshop.

The development is located next to a possible future Transport Hub for Letterkenny and will sit adjacent to the new Alpha and Beta Business, Enterprise and Innovation Centres to be constructed on the site of the former ESB yard between the Port Road and Pearse Road.

View of proposed development from Pearse Road.

The Planning Authority, in a previous document, said that the development had the potential to be a landmark building in a key location, providing student, private and social housing in Letterkenny.

William Donoghue & Associates Ltd was appointed by M & B Kelly Partnership to design the proposed scheme.


Developers said this scheme will provide a significant economic boost to the town of Letterkenny both during the construction phase and when the scheme is operational.