Public Consultation 1

Donegal County Council has commenced the development of the Barnesmore Gap Greenway project. Public Consultation forms an important and central element of the planning and design process, and as such, during the design process, the project team will hold a number of stages of non-statutory public consultation. These consultations may be a combination of in-person public information events and/or publication of elements of the scheme electronically for comment.

First Non-Statutory Public Consultation – Study Area, Constraints and Opportunities

The project is currently in the initial Concept & Feasibility Stage, which involves the identification of a Project Study Area and the key constraints and opportunities located within. The purpose of this public consultation is to inform the public of the project and to invite feedback on the current Study Area, the constraints identified and any other features/opportunities that the Design Team should consider.

Donegal County Council are now inviting the residents of the Donegal Town and Ballybofey/Stranorlar areas, members of the public and other interested parties to participate in a non-statutory public consultation on the Study Area, Constraints and Opportunities for the Barnesmore Gap Greenway Project from Friday 17th February to Friday 10th March 2023. Your participation in this consultation is important and we would value any feedback which you think should be reviewed by the project team to help inform the development of the project.

To facilitate this, two in-person public consultation events will take place in Donegal Town and Ballybofey as follows:

  • The Abbey Hotel, The Diamond, Donegal Town, F94 AP8W
    Wednesday 22nd February 2023: 12:00 – 20:00
  • Jackson’s Hotel, Glenfin St, Ballybofey, Donegal, F93 RD40
    Thursday 23rd February 2023: 12:00 – 20:00

The Abbey Hotel
The Diamond, Donegal Town
F94 AP8W

Wednesday 22nd February 2023
12:00 – 20:00

Jackson’s Hotel
Glenfin St
Ballybofey, Donegal
F93 RD40

Thursday 23rd February 2023
12:00 – 20:00

Members of the project team will be available to discuss any queries or concerns regarding the project.

In anticipation of keen interest in the consultation, a brochure containing information about the project has been produced and is available to download here. The brochure also contains a questionnaire which provides an opportunity to have your say on the project. It is noted that this questionnaire can also be completed online here.

The third non-statutory public consultation for the Barnesmore Gap Greenway project is now underway, running from Friday 17th November 2023 to Friday 8th December 2023.

Please see Public Consultation 3 for more information.