The Diamond has always been a focal point of commercial activity and communal gatherings in Ballyshannon augmented by the social life from residences above the shops and from dwellings along its three road arteries. This project will seek to communicate the importance of historic preservation, the conservation of the historic streetscapes and the potential for heritage-led regeneration in our towns and villages.
The character of our towns and villages are manifest in their built environments and are a reflection of the locally-available historical building fabric as well as vernacular and formal traditional building and craft skills. As Banksy once commented “You live in the city and all the time there are signs telling you what to do and billboards trying to sell you something.” The One Billboard in Downtown Ballyshannon interdisciplinary project will involve the design and presentation of a billboard marketing campaign in The Diamond espousing the benefits of historic building conservation and the contribution that it makes to the quality and character of the places in which we live, work and visit.
Please note that the details of events listed above are provided by the relevant Local Authorities.