News & Statements


Twelve staff to be recruited with new whiskey distillery and visitors’ centre at Coillín Darach, in Crolly. The boost that this investment will bring to the region should not be underestimated. The entrepreneurs behind the idea and support from Government and Údarás for this brilliant project will breathe new life back into an old landmark in west Donegal.

McHugh announces €129,800 funding boost for Donegal Volunteer Centre

Donegal Volunteer Centre plays a vital role in enabling volunteering locally, allowing them to give back to the community. The Centre publicises opportunities and facilitates volunteers who want to feel connected to their community. It helps foster a sense of involvement and promotes good citizenship. Since 2008 they have helped 2,500 people to volunteer across a range of areas in Donegal. Donegal Volunteer Centre provides good practice in volunteering and is a major asset to our county and our community. This funding of €129,800 will help them continue their incredible work in 2018

Letterkenny Tennis Club awarded €53,500 Government regional sports grant – McHugh

I am delighted to announce that Letterkenny Tennis Club has been awarded €53,500 in Government funding today. The club has ambitious plans to expand and enhance their site and to become a centre of excellence for the entire region, not just Donegal. I want to congratulate everyone associated with the tennis club in Letterkenny and wish them future success on and off the court.

McHugh announces Towns and villages in Donegal set to benefit from €1.15M funding

13 Donegal projects are to receive €1.15M under the Town and Village Renewal Scheme. The funding will see funding to digital hubs in Kilcar, Carrigart/Downings and on Arranmore Island as well as ehancement schemes in Newtowncunningham, Falcarragh, Convoy, Ballyliffin, Burtonport, , Churchill, Dunkineely, Mountcharles, Rathmullan and St Johnston.