Ongoing Regeneration work at Lackagh River


Donegal Local Development Company Ltd. are supporting Creeslough & District Angling Association with riverside works at Lackagh including the development of a boardwalk which is generating a renewed interest and positivity around the river as an amenity for both locals and tourists.

DLDC has been delivering the new employment initiative, TÚS since 2011 and currently employs 220 participants, working with 130 community and voluntary groups throughout DLDC’s central catchment area.  TÚS Participants have been engaged on the Lackagh project since January 2012 and current participants, Emmett and Bernard Boyce, are delighted to be part of the initiative and as locals, have an interest in the rejuvenation of Lackagh and angling and hope it will benefit the area by encouraging tourism and recreation.

All work undertaken is done in conjunction with Inland Fisheries Ireland.  Neil Gallagher of Creeslough & District Angling Association expressed his gratitude to DLDC, current and past TÚS workers for their commitment, dedication and hard work over the past three years.  Creeslough & District Angling Association have also received funding under DLDCs Rural Development Programme through LEADER for a three year development plan and are currently in the process of drawing up this  plan for the fisheries in the Creeslough area incorporating Lackagh River, Owencarrow River, Glen Lough, Lough na Toohey, Lough More and Rooskey Lough.

DLDC acknowledges the hard work and commitment of the ‘Sponsor Group’ Creeslough & District Angling Association ensuring that the objectives of TÚS are met which include improving the employability and work readiness of participants by providing them with opportunities to put work skills into practice, to acquire new skills, boost the participants’ motivation and confidence in returning to the workplace and engage participants in activities that match their own skills, experience and goals.

For further information on TImage1_Cresslough_and_District_AnglingÚS please contact Stephen Shevlin on Tel: 074 9127056 or Email:

(L-R) Emmett Boyce TÚS, Kathleen Gallagher DLDC TÚS Supervisor, Neil Boyle of Creeslough & District Angling Association and Bernard Boyce TÚS.







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