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Playground at Ards Forest Park extended.
The children’s playground has now been extended with several new and exciting wooden structures. It now includes mini huts which are decorated as a post office, garda station and a boat. A large wooden climbing frame, along with two new balance beams, two new baby and older children swings as well as a new disabled friendly swing. Work on the playground was done by local business Ballymore Outdoor Play.
14th April 2021
Creeslough is a tidy town again.
Congratulations and well done to all the locals who came out to litter pick on Saturday along with the tidy town and creeslough community action group. They covered a large area from Drimnaraw to Ards Friary and collected over 100 bags.
Doe Cemetery Proposal: Open call for comments
Plans to extend the car park and add a new toilet block at Doe Cemetery are now available to view. The plans drawn up by Fr. John Joe are asking for feedback from the general public before they go to the finance committee for approval.
The plans are available to view at the back of St. Michael’s Church on the notice board. The closing date for comments is Easter 2021.
24th March 2021
Muckish Railway Walk to get 500,000euro in grant fund.
Locals have welcomed the allocation of half a million in funding to improve the Muckish Railway Walk between Creeslough and Falcarragh. The Muckish Railway Walk is part of the old Burtonport Railway line. The money will go towards improving the pathway and signage.
24th March 2021
Win €50 Voucher with Sheephaven Credit Union.
Pop into the credit union and pick up the ‘Crack The Code’ Sheet. Can you find the Pot of Gold. Prize Draw is on March 19th.
18th March 2021
Congratulations to the Wild Atlantic Camp who recently featured on the Irish Independent’s, ‘Top 25 Creative places to stay‘ list. The glamping pods are out of this world and are a great family experience for everyone to enjoy.
I think the town has a lot of creative people such as authors, photographers and songwriters. Check out our culture page to read more about our creatives.
13th March 2021
Kay McNulty Potrait!
Kay McNulty is to be featured in a new WomenonWalls exhibition in DCU. This exhibition is to celebrate 5 trailblazers in STEM. The portraits of the 5 women will be unveiled on International Women’s day March 7th 2021. The new portraits will be hung in the Future-Tech building located at DCU Glasnevin Campus.
Read more about Kay McNulty and her Creeslough roots.
6th March 2021
New businesses open!
Creeslough.com want to extend good luck wishes to new businesses operating in the town. Huku balance boards run by Cathal Sheridan, Donegal Creative run by Dominic Lafferty, Donegal log Cabins due to open on the main street along with Creeslough Community Association now operating out of the green shed behind McNulty’s pub. The old creeslough supermarket is also due to reopening in April 2021. So watch this space.
Charlie and Martin Sweeney who own several buildings in the town are still looking for individuals or businesses who wish to set up a business in the town. Contact Henry at DNG Boyce Gallagher for more information.
6th March 2021
The Workhouse in Dunfanaghy is calling on locals in and around the area for old photos or images depicting the fishing and whaling life in the bay. If you have any old photos and can share them email: email@example.com
The images will be used for the new Workhouse to village Audio/visual trail which is currently being worked with Belfast company Outside Looking In.
27th Feb 2021
Online Bingo… Enjoy bingo from the comfort of your own armchair. St. Michael’s GAA will be hosting their own online bingo starting this Sunday 28th February 2021. Visit the St. Michael’s facebook page to download a book online or buy in the local shops.
27th Feb 2021
Just took some old clothes to the clothes bank in Creeslough. There is a new clothes bank in the car park beside the health Centre. The other one beside the bottle bank is constantly full. It says funds raised from the sale of the clothes go to Scoil Mhuire.
21st Feb 2021
Drove into the town to get the paper and some posh water without seeing another car. Then I realised I didn’t have my glasses on! (Only kidding)
16th Feb 2021
Plans to erect a 24-metre telecommunications tower in Creeslough have been refused.
The proposed development by Cignal Infrastructure ltd, was turned down by An Bord Pleanala. The proposed plan was to erect a 24 metre multi user lattice tower at Devlin, or Barr of Ballyconnell Falcarragh which stretches over to Creeslough. The plan was rejected as the area was deemed of ‘especially high scenic amenity’.
This got me thinking about all the monuments, statutes and grand skyscrapers all over the world.
Just imagine there was a great big green statue of Bridie Gallagher on the island at Ards Estuary. Instead of holding a book and torch she’d have to be holding a giant microphone and song book.
Or just imagine a big massive clock. If we had our very own 96M big ben, going off every hour.
Our my personal favourite would be a 300m metal tower nicknamed the Evelyn Tower (as the Eiffel has been taken) situated at the new line road to Carrigart. So you would need to go round the tower several times before making the turn to Carrigart. Are you sure you want to go to Carrigart?
There are some many giant statues and monuments all over the world but only own Muckish and One Errigal.
14th Feb 2021
13th February 2021
Snowfall in Creeslough overnight with gusty winds of over 65km. The snow didn’t last long and was thawing out by late afternoon. Warmer weather coming over the next days.