Dungloe is set to get another new attraction with work getting underway this week on the town's new Bay Walk.
The first phase of the walk which is planned to run from the car park off Lower Main Street out along the Quay to the Pond/Outdoor swimming pool began yesterday (Wednesday).
The first phase, which is going to cost in the region of €100,000, will run from the footbridge in the car park out to the Quay Road.
Local Sinn Féin councillor Marie Therese Gallagher, is delighted to see the project up and running
“It is great to see the work get underway,” she said.
“It is something that has been talked about for the last 60 to 70 years.
“It is brilliant to see it is going to finally happen and that is being done to a very high standard.
“It is going to be a promenade, more than just a mere walkway. It is going to be two metres wide, fully concreted with lights and it is really going to open up the town to the bay.
“For years the town turned its back on the bay and was in fact embarrassed by the bay.
“But now that the bay has been cleaned up we are finally in a position to admire the bay and all its beauty.”
Funding of €90,000 has been obtained for the project through the Department of Rural and Community Developments Village Renewal scheme.