County Council publishes major plan for Dungloe facelift

DONEGAL County Council has published a regeneration strategy and action plan for Dungloe Town Centre which sets out a roadmap for the town to 2040 and beyond.

The waterfront and pier areas will be transformed as part of the plan as well as a series of streetscape enhancements for the Main Street and improved connections between Main Street, the bay and the river.

There will be improvements made to gateways and signage and Dungloe Bridge will be re-imagined as a focal feature in the town centre.


Enhanced play and recreational facilities and the improvement of the junction of Main Street and Cranmore Road also forms part of the document.

The Council announced the strategy in conjunction with GM Design Associates and following collaboration with the local community.

Cathaoirleach of the Glenties Municipal District, Cllr Anthony Molloy said the plan is a major milestone which recognises Dungloe’s importance as a key strategic town serving the west of the county.

“Dungloe has a wealth of natural assets and cultural heritage that have been recognised throughout the range of ideas, actions and projects identified within the Strategy and Action Plan, and through its implementation the special significance of Dungloe will be enhanced to create an attractive and vibrant place for all to enjoy,” said Cllr Molloy.

“I would like to acknowledge the vision of the consultants, GM Design, and the role the wider community played in helping to shape the Strategy in establishing an exciting roadmap for Dungloe town centre.”

Liam Ward, Director of Community Development and Planning Services outlined, “this ambitious Regeneration Strategy is critical to guide future projects and funding and help to encourage exciting town centre initiatives across the public, private and community sectors”.

“We will ensure the promotion of the Strategy and Action Plan across all our stakeholders and Donegal County Councils Services and into our wider networks including the Diaspora network and the Public Participation Network so that we can capitalise on opportunities to implement actions collectively”.


“Following the publication of plan the Council’s Regeneration and Development Team will begin developing a Town Centre Regeneration Project for the centre of Dungloe, which will aim to deliver on a number of the actions and bring about major transformational change in the heart of the town.”

Jonny Stewart of GM Design Associates described the town as a place full of exceptional assets such as its strong community spirit, its unique history and heritage, its coastal location and its important strategic location as a ‘gateway’ to the Rosses.

“This plan builds on all these assets and offers a wonderful opportunity to maximise Dungloe’s potential and we look forward to seeing the various projects develop and the transformation of the town.”

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