The Termon Complex in Pettigo opened its doors last weekend. It is a state of the art Multi-use Complex for sport & entertainment.

The Complex encompasses a number of different spaces within the building which will facilitate indoor sports, large meetings/conferences, drama productions & concerts.

There is also a purpose built Hi-spec Gym, an outdoor multi-use games area (MUGA), a new playschool with secure private playground, a new public playground, a community garden and horticultural tunnels, recycling space and car parking.

The ADoPT office and Community Employment offices from the town have also moved into new office space within.

The opening weekend saw The Borderline Players bring their very successful and highly entertaining show "Cinderella" to the stage.

In the complex there is hi-spec retractable tiered seating and blackout curtaining and the daytime sports hall can be then transformed into a Black Box Theatre which can seat up to 400.

The Complex also hosted a Communion Party with bouncy castle! And a visit and tour from the Senior Citizens of Pettigo/Tullyhommon.

The Complex Manager Katherine Williams said “We are delighted to get the building open for business. The past month has seen great activity and huge work in getting organised for opening. I have a great team alongside me and the ADoPT committee, Termon Committee and Pettigo people themselves have
been extremely welcoming and helpful.

“I thank them for their support. This project has created new jobs for 7 people and we plan to offer a really great social, recreational and educational program for all here”.

The building project was a collaboration between the Planning & Economic Development Directorate of Donegal County Council, in partnership with Fermanagh District Council and the Association for the Development of Pettigo and Tullyhommon (ADoPT).

The Termon Project has been awarded EURO 8.3 million of EU support through the PEACE III Programme.

In addition, the project includes the revitalisation of the Termon riverbank with the development of a riverside park stretching from a new village gateway at Tullyhommon to a riverfront picnic area on the Pettigo side at the new Termon Complex.

A newly constructed footbridge is spans over the water and join both communities.

Lots of activities have already been organised. There is a certified Walking Leader Training Workshop on Saturday June 14th at 10am which will be followed by launch of the new Tourism Brochures and Walking Route Cards at 2.00pm. Refreshments will be served. Everyone welcome.

The purpose built Gym has an Open Night on Thursday 12th June 6.00-8.00pm where you can visit the Complex, see the equipment on offer, chat with the staff and a personal trainer and book an induction if you are taking out
membership.

There is an unbeatable opening offer of one years membership for just €150.00!

They are in the process of setting up an Adults and a Children's Cycling Club and there will be a Cycling Club Meeting on Wednesday 4th June at 7.30pm. Marian Lambe from Donegal Sports Partnership will also be attending to facilitate and advise.

A series of Jiving Classes have also been organised with over 40 people signed up already! They are on Thursday nights 8.00-9.30 starting June 5th.

Finally an Angling Open Day is on Saturday 28th June at 11am for children to learn about fishing. All youth (aged 10+) are welcome and fishing rods and tackle are supplied. A facilitator will be available on the day to provide an insight into fishing. All welcome and refreshments will be served.

 A new website has been set up with all upcoming event details and news http://termoncomplex.wordpress.com/

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