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01st Nov 2022

New Creeslough store hopes to open soon to serve the community

Fiona Frawley

exterior of nearby store in creeslough with yellow and red balloons around the door

‘We want to keep you all updated as much as possible’.

The Applegreen service station in Creeslough, Donegal has been closed since a tragic explosion claimed the lives of ten people on Friday 7th October.

Since the tragedy, people living in the area have had to travel to nearby villages of Dunfanaghy, Termon or Carrigart for goods and services or rely on deliveries to temporary premises for basic provisions, Donegal Live has reported.

However, in a post on Facebook over the weekend, siblings Annette and Danny Martin Lafferty who ran the Applegreen have said they hope to be back in business soon.

The Laffertys say they have been working closely with retail partners Nearby Ireland and S&W Wholesale “on getting those much needed services and essentials back into our community”. They hope to have a new store opened in the next few weeks, the post says.

They also thanked those in the community of Creeslough and beyond for their support over the past three weeks, writing:

We have been overwhelmed by the help, support and guidance from friends, strangers and the community of Creeslough to get it to this stage and we cannot thank you all enough.
The news has been met with hugely positive response by the community of Creeslough – one person wrote in the comments: “Great news for our town”. Another said “Everyone is wishing you all the best”.
Header image via Facebook/Creeslough Supermarket