Council to review signage following incident at Market Square

BETTER signage is to be erected informing lorry drivers that they are not permitted to drive down into Letterkenny’s Market Square.

There are already warnings in place but they do not go far enough according to Councillor Jimmy Kavanagh.

He told the latest meeting of the Letterkenny and Milford Municipal District how a heavy goods vehicle recently made its way down to the edge of Market Square before having to reverse back up towards St Eunan’s Cathedral.


“This happened in early December where the driver of a 30ft lorry with a trailer on was down at the Market Square and had an awful job of getting back up again,” said Councillor Kavanagh.

“It was someone from Northern Ireland and they were fairly scared getting the vehicle back up.

“It’s extremely dangerous and the sign that is there, I don’t know if people don’t see it or what the issue is. Possibly they are using a satnav and the appropriate instructions aren’t getting to the vehicle they are driving.

“This driver was carrying stone from Northern Ireland and thankfully they were able to get back up. Otherwise it could have been a lot worse and they could have held up the whole town,” Councillor Kavanagh added.

Senior Executive Engineer with Donegal County Council, David McIlwaine, said the local authority was aware of a number of similar incidents in recent times. He said signage was in place at the appropriate locations but that the situation would be reviewed again following the passing of Councillor Kavanagh’s motion.

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