‘Latest accident in Glassagh won’t be the last’ – Cllr

A COMMUNITY in West Donegal is becoming increasingly concerned about road safety following a serious accident on a ‘lethal’ stretch of road.

A man remains in hospital after he was struck by a car while he was walking in the Glassagh area of Goath Dobhair.

His son was also injured in the incident which occurred close to the popular Teach Jack.


The stretch of road has been the scene of numerous collisions, and for many years, local residents having been calling for safety measures and signage to be put in place to improve the road for motorists and pedestrians.

Cllr Michael Cholm Mac Giolla Easbuig said the local people are becoming increasingly angry about the road.

“This is an extremely dangerous stretch of road that is widely used by pedestrians but there is no place for the pedestrians to walk.

“This is not the first or second time that someone has been hit on this road, and unless something is done, it unfortunately won’t be the last.

“There is no infrastructure in place and many of the cars cut the corners which makes it very dangerous for walkers.

“There is no signage to identify the oncoming extremely dangerous corners so if people do not know the area, they are caught off guard by the road,” said Cllr Mac Giolla Easbuig.

The coastal area is steeped in natural beauty and attracts thousands of visitors every summer which leads to an increase in people who are unfamiliar with the area walking or driving on the roads.


Cllr Mac Giolla Easbuig has called on Donegal County Council to install appropriate signage and safety measures in the area to prevent further accidents.

“A huge amount of people walk on this road when they are going to the beach, the harbour and to Teach Jack but this stretch of road is not safe.

“I am calling on the Council to come to Glassagh and meet with the community and look at finding solutions for this road.

“The community is not safe because the Government will not give us the funding to build this much needed infrastructure so the Council need to sit down and look for this funding.”

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