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Vacant and Derelict Properties Grant Scheme


Press Release


Donegal County Council is holding information events to provide information on the supports available to refurbish Vacant and Derelict properties (please see below for locations and dates).


Please come along and find out further information on the following supports – no appointments are needed:


Vacant Property Refurbishment Grant Scheme

Grants up to €84,000 available to refurbish vacant and derelict properties that have been vacant for two years or more and will be the owner’s principal private residence or made available to rent. 


Repair and Lease Scheme.

Financial support of €80,000 per unit available to bring vacant properties back into use to lease to Donegal County Council for social housing in areas where there is a need.


Conservation Advice Grant Scheme – Expressions of Interest

Expressions of interest can be made to help fund the cost of having a conservation expert provide advice to refurbish vacant traditional farmhouses that are availing of the Vacant Property Refurbishment Grant Scheme. 



Further Information


Vacant Homes Unit, Donegal County Council, County House, Lifford, Co. Donegal, F93 Y622.


[email protected]


T: 074 9153900



Do you own or are you buying a Vacant or Derelict Property?


Please drop into one of the events below to find out about the supports that are available to help you with the refurbishment costs







Monday 25th September

11am – 2pm

Gteic @ Carraig Airt


Monday 25th September

5pm – 8pm

Letterkenny Public Services Centre,


Tuesday 26th September

11am – 2pm

Massinass Hall, Creeslough


Tuesday 26th September

3pm – 7pm

Milford Public Services Centre


Wednesday 27th September 11am – 2pm

The Base Stranorlar


Wednesday 27th September 3pm – 7pm

County House, Lifford


Thursday 28th September

11am – 2pm

Moville Resource Centre


Thursday 28th September

3pm – 7pm

Carndonagh Public Services Centre


Thursday 28th September

3pm – 7pm

Neil Mór Community and Enterprise Centre, Killybegs


Friday 29th September

11am – 2pm

An tSean Bhearic, Falcarrach


Friday 29th September

11am – 2pm

Abbey Arts Centre, Ballyshannon


Friday 29th September

3pm – 7pm

Dungloe Public Services Centre

Donegal Town

Friday 29th September

3pm – 7pm

Donegal Town Public Services Centre

Arranmore Island

Monday 2nd October

11am – 2pm

An Chúlturlann, Arranmore Island


Monday 2nd October

5.30pm – 8pm

Community Centre, Glenties


Tuesday 3rd October

11am – 2pm

Sliabh Liag Cliff Experience and Visitors Centre, Teelin, F94 W8KC


Wednesday 4th October

11am - 2pm

Bundoran Community Library


Thursday 5th October

3pm – 7pm

St. Mary’s Hall, Buncrana

Gaoth Dobhair

Friday 6th October

11am - 2pm

Amharclann, Gaoth Dobhair


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