Ballyshannon can lay claim to the title ‘the oldest town in Ireland’ and was created a borough by Royal Charter on March 23, 1613. The town is designated as a zone of archaeological potential under the National Monuments Acts and contains many historic buildings that are Protected Structures or included in the National Inventory of Architectural Heritage.
In order to conserve the built and archaeological heritage of Ballyshannon, Donegal County Council will commission a conservation report for the town which will help to direct future conservation efforts. The conservation architect employed will work with local community groups and Donegal County Council to build on the Ballyshannon Design Guide launched in April 2019.
Please note that the details of events listed above are provided by the relevant Local Authorities.