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Greenan, Lough Eske, Donegal Town

Asking Price: €80,000

Greenan, Lough Eske – €80,000

Magnificent private sylvan site with lough view (c.0.8 acre)

A rare opportunity to acquire a wonderful site in this sought-after location with high quality neighbouring homes. Both Harveys Point and Solis Lough Eske hotels are nearby and Donegal Town is accessible in around 10 minutes. The site is zoned ‘Stronger Rural Area’ as defined below. Planning permission was granted in June 2022 and is valid until June 2027.


Stronger Rural Areas

It is a policy of the council that they consider proposals from prospective applicants in need of housing within an area defined as Stronger Rural Area, , where the applicant can demonstrate that they comply with one or more of the following;

  • Persons whose primary employment is in a rural based activity with a demonstrated genuine need to live in the locality of that employment base e.g. agriculture, forestry
  • Persons with a vital link to the rural area by reason of having lived in this community for a substantial period of their lives (7 years minimum), or by the existence in the rural area of long established ties (7 years minimum) with immediate family members, or by reason of providing care to a person who is an existing resident (7 years minimum)
  • Persons who for exceptional health circumstances can demonstrate a genuine need to reside in a particular rural location

Please note; the policy shall not apply where an individual has already had the benefit of a permission for a dwelling on another site, unless exceptional circumstances can be demonstrated.

New holiday home developments will not be permitted in these areas.


The proposed accommodation is arranged as follows;

Entrance Porch; 2.20m x 1.20m

Entrance Hall; 4.30m x 2.60m

Living Room; 5.00m x 4.00m

Kitchen/Dining Room; 7.70m x 3.60m

Utility Room; 3.30m x 2.50m

Cloakroom/WC; 2.50m x 1.60m

Rear Porch; 2.20m x 1.20m

Bedroom 3; 3.70m x 3.60m

En-Suite; 1.60m x 1.30m

Stairs to first floor;

Landing; 2.80m x 1.10m door to hotpress

Bedroom 1; 4.50m x 3.60m

Bedroom 2; 4.50m x 3.60m

Bathroom; 2.80m x 1.80m


  • C. 0.8 acre site
  • Full planning permission
  • Magnificent lough view
  • Zoned ‘Stronger Rural Area’
  • Planning valid until July 2027
  • Planning ref no 22/50976
  • No holiday homes permitted
  • Section 47 Restrictions apply


Proceeding towards Donegal Town from the Ballybofey direction follow the signs for the Lough Eske Drive/Harveys Point Hotel. From Harvey’s point exit the car park and turn left, continue for half a mile passing the Lough on the left to the next junction and turn right, continue on this road for approximately 1.5 miles baring right at the fork in the road, the site will then be found on the right after a further 7 or 8 hundred metres identified by our for sale sign.

The comprehensive shopping, sporting and recreational amenities of Donegal Town are accessible in just over 5 minutes by car. In the opposite direction the ever popular McElhinneys Department Store in Ballybofey is about 10 – 12 minutes away. Letterkenny, the county’s principal town, is about 45 minutes by car.

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