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02/05/2023 - Public Consultation on Creeslough Village Plan


Donegal County Council, the Creeslough Working Group and the Creeslough Community Association supported by Arup are pleased to launch a public consultation process to prepare a Village Plan for the Creeslough Community.


The process to prepare a Village Plan will outline opportunities for project development, village renewal, regeneration and healing in the aftermath of the tragedy of 7th October 2022 and will be led by the multi-disciplinary and international consultancy service Arup.


Operating in Ireland since 1946, Arup is a global sustainable development consultancy using imagination, technology, and rigour to shape a better world. Arup are offering their services pro bono to assist the Creeslough Community. The Council Working Group and Creeslough Community Association are grateful to receive this generous offer of services and support.


It is proposed that this collaborative arrangement will also see the early identification and progression of a community project on Trustee Lands to the rear of St. Michaels Parish Church. It is proposed that this community project will be informed by the first stages of community consultation and that thereafter the project will be developed towards planning consent and capital funding stage by the Councils Regeneration & Development Team in parallel with the process to prepare the Village Plan.


The first stage of public consultation will run between Thursday 4th May, 2023 and Thursday 25th May, 2023 and will consist of the following events:


  • Launch of the project website: Thursday 4th May, 2023;
  • A Senior Citizens Workshop in Creeslough Day Centre from 12noon to 1pm on Wednesday 10th May, 2023;
  • A public information event from 2pm to 8pm on Thursday 11th May 2023 in Massinass Hall, Creeslough. (This will be a drop-in event and pre-appointment is not necessary. Everyone welcome. It will be an opportunity to meet the Design Team(s) and members of the Working Group and Community Association and to discuss the proposed Village Plan and Community Project). And,
  • Workshops with National, Gaelscoil and Secondary schools across Wednesday 10th May to Friday 12th May 2023.


Advance Public notice and messaging of these events will also issue under separate cover.


Anyone unable to attend the public information event may also view the relevant first stage public consultation material online from Thursday 4th May 2023 at:

Or by requesting a copy from:

                 The Regeneration and Development Team, Donegal County Council, Three Rivers Centre, Lifford, Co. Donegal 

Tel: 0749153900;

Email: [email protected]


Submissions or observations on the first stage public consultation material may be made on or before 4:30pm on Thursday 25th May, 2023, by:

  • Emailing [email protected]
  • Writing to: The Regeneration and Development Team, Donegal County Council, Three Rivers Centre, Lifford, Co. Donegal
  • By attending the Public Consultation Event on Thursday 11th May 2023 and completing a submission form.
  • By visiting the project website and completing the online survey or submitting feedback.


As we commence this work, we wish to acknowledge the tragedy which occurred in the village on 7th October 2022 and to extend our sincere condolences to the entire community and everyone affected by those tragic events. We are liaising privately with the families directly affected by the tragedy so as to respect their wishes, privacy, personal grief and dignity at all times. We trust that all who engage with this process in anyway will also do so in a manner which is first and foremost respectful of the families and the village community.


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The parties listed above would like to confirm that their work is non-monetary and is proceeding on a voluntary and pro bono basis.