Save Our Clock - Ballyshannon

€1,460 of €20,000 goal

Raised by 25 people in 26 days
Created December 24, 2018
SAVE OUR CLOCK.
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.

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Community members of the Ballyshannon area have come together to raise funds to Save Our Clock and the efforts are being assisted 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 and a prize draw is currently ongoing which will take place on December 22nd 2018. 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 at least half 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.

Earlier this year, through donation cards we collected €2,400 and our Rory Gallagher Festival Friends donated just over €700 at a gig during this year’s festival. Our target for this project is €20,000. Our aim 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.)

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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.

Further details on www.ballyshannonregen.ie 
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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€1,460 of €20,000 goal

Raised by 25 people in 26 days
Created December 24, 2018
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