Group proposes flagship tourism project for Rockhill barracks

A meeting is being sought with the Minister for Defence by a group who wish to take over the Rockhill Army Barracks in Letterkenny and turn it in to a flagship tourism project.

The premises has been lying vacant since the start of 2009 when soldiers were moved to Finner Camp - The Rockhill House Heritage Association says the property is now falling into to disrepair.

The group has already forwarded proposals to the Minister for Tourism and met with the County Manager and the head of Failte Ireland Northwest, Paul McLoone.

Association spokesperson Adrian Gallagher says the site has huge potential, but not while it lies vacant: