A ‘Scrape and Paint’ initiative has been launched by The Cathedral Quarter committee in a continued effort to revamp the appearance of the Church Lane.

The Cathedral Quarter committee (previously known as Save the Church Lane) recently had great success with putting flower boxes on the front of buildings along the well-known Letterkenny street.

Next Monday morning, at 11.00am, work will begin on the window sills along the righthand side of the Church Lane. Work is planned to continue for the remainder of the week until 4.00pm each day and they are currently seeking volunteers to help.

Rose Foley, widow of Tim, notified the committee to inform them that she would supply the paint for the exterior of their building, formerly Church Street Cycle, and all other property owners along the street have agreed to the work.

Volunteers are asked to bring a paint scraper, a paint brush, and possibly a set of steps. If anyone is available to spare some time they should contact Donnan Harvey, Secretary on 086 345 2457 or Treasurer Mary Hegarty on 086 261 7938.

Once the bottom half of the houses have been completed work will commence on the top half and painting, for which health and safety equipment will be required. Anyone who could help with this aspect of the initiative should contact the above persons also.

The Cathedral Quarter was a committee established earlier this year with the aim of revamping the Church Lane to its former glory, with a long-term goal of transforming it into a tourist attraction area similar to The Craft Village in Derry or The Latin Quarter in Galway.

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