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Statement on Donaghy’s Mill from Senator Ged Nash

15 March 2019

Donaghy’s Mill is almost 200 years old and it’s particularly sad to see this important part of Drogheda’s industrial heritage destroyed a matter of months after the local authority published the West Gate vision ten-year regeneration plan for the area.

An Taisce had identified the landmark building on the River Boyne as being ‘at risk’. It lay abandoned for decades and the dereliction in the immediate area pre-dated the economic crash. Donaghy’s Mill was a building that the Celtic Tiger era forgot.

This is an area that has been ignored for far too long and the site now requires very urgent attention and a detailed, time-lined plan for its redevelopment from the owner and the Council.