Save Our Clock - Ballyshannon

€1,460 of €20,000 goal

Raised by 25 people in 2 months
Ballyshannon, Co. Donegal, Ireland.

On a stormy January evening in 2014 emergency services were called to investigate reports that the face of Ballyshannon’s Town Clock was damaged and in danger of falling to the street below.  The town was closed to traffic for a couple of days and the south face was removed. It’s future uncertain. Many, probably everybody, would like to see the clock replaced. It is indeed the iconic image of Ballyshannon. To see it repaired would not only be a great visual improvement but also a great morale boost to our town. To have it in working order would be a symbolic boost and would get the “heartbeat of Ballyshannon” ticking once more.


Community members of the Ballyshannon area have come together to raise funds to Save Our Clock and the efforts are being "driven on" by Ballyshannon Regeneration Group. A number of specialist clock makers have already been to assess and price the job. The will is there, the expertise is available. All we need is the money!

To date the community have collected funds through local donations, a prize draw which took place in December 2018 and a Springtime Concert in Feb 2019. Now we wish to reach out to the global community, the friends of Ballyshannon. Our overall target is to raise €20,000 for this project and we hope to raise much of this through our Go Fund Me campaign.

A huge THANK YOU to all who donated so far and to the generous sponsors and local businesses who have supported the project. We, in turn, encourage you to shop local coming up to Christmas and beyond. Quality food producers/suppliers, Crafts and Gifts, Hair and Beauty, Restaurants and Pubs, or vouchers for Fun Activities and Experiences. There is lots of choice when you Shop Local. We thank all the musicians who gave their talent and time to the brilliant Springtime concert and the local hotels for donating prizes.

Earlier in 2018, through donation cards we collected €2,400 and our Rory Gallagher Festival Friends donated just over €700 at a gig during the festival in June. The Save Our Clock Prize draw was a great success taking in €5,100. Further donations came in 2019 and our Springtime Concert in Dorrian's Hotel raised just shy of€3,000.  Our target for this project of €20,000  is to replace the south face, Get both sides of the clock working again. (and while the crane access is on site to have it inspected by the conservation architect, to remove the weed growth and re-point the stone in the affected areas.)


This issue has been discussed on street corners, around kitchen tables and various meeting rooms for a long time and some progress has been made along the way in relation to the clock and the entire building. A conservation report and feasibility study is almost complete on the building with funding sourced by Erne Enterprise. The fixing of the clock face and mechanism would work as a stand alone project alongside any other plans there may be.

Let’s get Ballyshannon ticking again.

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Thanks for your support.

Ballyshannon Regeneration Group is a registered charity. Charity number: CHY21032.

For donations direct to Bank account please use the details below. Please include a reference to let us know who and where the donation is coming from. If you prefer to remain anonymous you can reference “anonymous”. 

Bank account;
Ballyshannon Regeneration Group – Clock account
A/c No. 09965138
Sort code 937185
Iban ie44aibk93718509965138
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