Public meeting to discuss sale of Dungiven parish hall

The Facebook page 'Save St. Canice's Hall Dungiven'.

The Facebook page 'Save St. Canice's Hall Dungiven'.

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A parish hall at the centre of controversy in Dungiven will be the venue tonight for a public meeting to discuss its sale.

The public meeting will be held in St. Canice Hall at 8.30pm.

St Canice Hall Dungiven. INLV2415-052KDR

St Canice Hall Dungiven. INLV2415-052KDR

Announcing the meeting on the Facebook page ‘Save St Canice’s Hall Dungiven’, a post stated the meeting is being organised by “a number of dissatisfied parishoners of St. Patrick’s Dungiven”.

“Large numbers of Parishoners have verbalised their extreme dissatisfaction at the manner in which their hall was sold.

The purpose of the meeting is to give Parishoners a chance to express their feelings and to decide up an appropriate form of action to take in order to formally register their feelings and frustrations with those responsible and the Derry Dioceses,” the post said.

The organisers asked those who attend the meeting to “express their opinions in a balanced and non-aggressive manner”.

“The organisers further wish to stress that we do not want to create a split within our Parish Community or create negativity. The issue of the sale has already caused a sense of deep hurt and we respectfully request that the Parishoners who paid for and there for owned the Hall, receive an honest and transparent account of the events which led to the loss of our much-used facility,” the post added.