Council can’t fix damaged clock in Ballyshannon

Donegal county council can do nothing to repair the famous clock in Ballyshannon while it remains in private ownership.

The south face of the clock was damaged by lightning during a storm almost three years ago and no renovation work has taken place.

The 136 year old clock was removed following the damage and locals are keen to see it restored to it’s former glory.

The clock sat atop a tower above Gallogley Jewellery in a building constructed in 1878 by the Belfast Bank which later became the Royal Bank.

However, local Fine Gael councillor Barry O’Neill says while it remains privately owned there is nothing the community or Donegal council can do.

Speaking to Ocean FM he hopes to see something done before next summer: