Plans to locate a “National Diaspora Centre” in the old army barracks at Rockhill House near Letterkenny are “advancing strongly”, it has been claimed.
The building has lain dormant since it closed in 2009 but a local business man says not only will the house be reopened but “enhanced” to host the new centre.
A statement from local businessman, Adrian Gallagher, says he and others are combining to create the National Diaspora Centre located at Rockhill House.
They plan to reunite Rockhill House with the surrounding Coillte lands “to provide a larger public amenity”. Speaking this week, Mr Gallagher emphasised that plans are advancing strongly on this front.
He stated: “Not only will Rockhill House be preserved, it will be greatly enhanced. It will be a centre of international standing. One of the most celebrated local firm of architects, MacGabhann Architects, has produced very exciting outline plans. A top UK company is devising an unique interpretive plan and with their inputs, combined with other professional skills, both local and international, we have no doubt that Letterkenny can have a centre that can drive growth, not only locally but throughout the region.
“It will strongly add to the Wild Atlantic Way and in turn gain from Letterkenny being on that route”.