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29th Apr 2019

Daniel O’Donnell Visitor Centre in Donegal set for shock closure

“I hope you enjoyed the experience.”

The Daniel O’Donnell Visitor Centre in Donegal is set for closure shocking fans and locals alike.

The museum, which has been housed in the town of Dungloe since 2012, will close soon following the sale of the building.

The visitor centre was home to much Daniel O’Donnell memorabilia including early photographs, gold discs, and Daniel and wife Majella’s wedding outfits.

Owners Pat and Anne Gallagher announced the attraction’s closure today.

They stated that the Stepping Stone Bar and Bistro, which the centre is connected to, has been sold with vacant possession and that therefore, the centre has to close.

“We wish to put on record our appreciation to all the visitors, the Coach Companies and Social Groups who supported the venture since 2012,” they said in a statement. 

“We are indebted to the many Television Production Companies who recorded and gave publicity to the Centre.

“A very special thanks goes to Daniel and Majella for allowing us the opportunity to showcase their special moments. We truly appreciate the time and effort they both gave to the Visitor Centre.”

Daniel himself lamented the closure of the centre today on Facebook, thanking Pat and Anne for all of their help since the attraction opened.

“I’m very grateful that they gave so many people the opportunity to see all of the memorabilia we have gathered over the years,” he said.

“Thanks to all of you who visited, I hope you enjoyed the experience.”

The Daniel O’Donnell Visitor Centre was opened by Daniel and Majella in Dungloe in 2012.

Over the years, it amassed much support from Daniel’s fans who travelled far and wide to experience the attraction.

The centre has a 4.5 Trip Advisor rating with the majority of visitors stating it is “excellent.”

Attraction photos via Trip Advisor.