A walkway to link the big and small pier at Mountcharles would mean walkers could focus on the breath-taking views instead of trying to avoid traffic.

That is the opinion of Cllr Noel Jordan (SF) who put down the following motion at Tuesday’s meeting of the Municipal District of Donegal: “I am asking this municipal to explore avenues of seeking funding to erect a boardwalk from the small pier to the big pier in Mountcharles as it attracts thousands of walkers yearly.”

He told his fellow councillors: “We have a History, Heritage and Walking Group who are inundated with requests for tours.”

And while the Wild Atlantic Way has brought a welcome increase in visitors, the extra traffic to Mountcharles Pier is a hazard for walkers.

Cllr Jordan added that the big pier and shore road was also used by rowers, fishermen and fundraisers. He said parked cars were adding to the risk to walkers.

 The councillor asked that Donegal County Council’s Roads Department would carry out a costing for the work. This would then guide funding to be sought through the council’s Community and Development Section.


He said this walk could be the jewel in the crown of this stunning section of the Wild Atlantic Way.

Cllr Niamh Kennedy (Ind) seconded the motion.

She said: “I couldn’t agree more. I support this and anything that improves the visitor experience.”

The motion was passed by Donegal MD.

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