The Board of Údarás na Gaeltachta today held a meeting in Na Dúnaibh, Co. Donegal
A capital provision of €7.6 million was approved to develop Stage 1 of the Áisleann Ghaoth Dobhair project. The multifunctional cultural, community, business and recreation centre will be developed at Gweedore Business Park, on the site previously occupied by Dianorm. A library, child care centre, exhibition/art area, language research centre, hatchery/business innovation centre, offices and enterprise space are among the proposed facilities and services.
It is hoped that up to 200 jobs will be created when development is complete.
The concept of Áisleann Ghaoth Dobhair 2010 arose from a plan devised for the redevelopment of the old Derrybeg Industrial Estate following major job losses between 2000-2002 and the apparent lack of youth, sports, educational, enterprise and arts facilities identified at the time.