The original concept for a community building was set about over 20 years ago by a small group within the town. Other groups joined forces with the aim of providing a purpose built sporting and community centre. In 2001 “Moville Community Complex Development Company Ltd” was established. A long hard and frustrating struggle to obtain funding ensued.  A public meeting was called where a “wish list” of the needs within the community was drawn up. This wish list was then narrowed down to a reality list of what was achievable in a renovated as opposed to purpose built community hall. Eventually in 2004 a lease of 30 years was drawn up between “Moville Community Complex Development Company Ltd” and the hall landlords “The Derry Diocese Trust”


Although the renovation project has often been an uphill struggle and a very stressful time for all those involved the outcome has been very worthwhile. Activities are open to all. Moville Community Complex Development Company Ltd is a non-profit taking organisation dedicated to provide community facilities for residents, visitors and other community groups from all denominations in Moville and surrounding areas. We strive to work closely with other groups and endeavour to compliment rather than compete to provide services.

Some people in the town are disappointed not to have achieved the vision of the custom built community complex and are frustrated at the limitations of use that can be achieved in the renovated hall. However in spite of many drawbacks the majority are contented to have a centrally based Community Hall and appreciate the preservation of St Eugene’s Hall, the main landmark and largest piece of almost unused real estate in Moville.


As a consequence of this restoration a beautiful old building has been pulled back from a state of near dereliction, and begun a process of regenerating the town both socially and economically.

The Renovation

Outside St Eugene’s Hall 

Replacement wooden sash windows

In keeping with the originals


Main Hall


showing new entry point making way for retractable seating


Kitchen Area 


Now used as a communal area for activities such as the youth club art classes/meetings and Cooking Classes


Back Of Hall


New side entrance in alleyway incorporating new toilets downstairs, with store room above formed


Mens Toilets 


Old & new toilet Facilities


Girls Toilets 


Old & new toilet Facilities



  • ADM/CPA (now Border Action) who funded Phase One of the project to the tune of €240,000.

  • IFI the International fund for Ireland, funded Phase Two providing a very welcome €349, 382

  • IRDL funded €40,000 towards the mechanical and electrical (Now part of The IDP)

  • The Inishowen Development Partnership (IDP)

  • Dept of Community & Gaeltacht Affairs have provided €10,000 for the kitchen and €40,000 towards the cost of a lift

  • LOCAL COMMUNITY raised €90,000 by engaging in an intense drive towards fundraising.  

  • Donegal County Council Members Development Fund 

  • TUS & CE workers for cleaning and maintenance of St Eugene’s Hall

  • Blacknight Solutions Ltd free charity domain name

  • Public Area Enhancement Scheme

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