Updated 31st March 2020

The Community Development Association has been working hard to minimise the impact of coronavirus in our community and to ensure that help, support and advice is at hand.

Any trader who would like adding to this list please contact us


If you need help or are in a position to offer help, contact the Here to Help group or email info@visitdonaghadee.com and we will pass it on.


All services have been suspended and church buildings closed until further notice.

Donaghadee Parish Church will have an online service at 9.30am on Sunday morning and has produced a Virtual Prayer Walk round our town  http://donaghadee.down.anglican.org/ 

First Presbyterian are posting a devotional called ‘First Worship’ on their website www.firstdonaghadee.org.uk and Facebook group every weekend here

Shorestreet Presbyterian are running Sunday services online at 11 am  at https://www.facebook.com/sstchurch/ and http://shorestreet.org/

Shore Street Foodbank

Wish to thank everyone for their continued support. We run in the hope to aid anyone in personal or financial crisis, we are available to contact via compassion@shorestreet.org or via Facebook at SST donaghadee

Home Deliveries – The following traders are offering home deliveries or special measures to assist those in need as at 23/03/20

County Hardware – 028 9188 3300

Bay of Bengal – 02891883559

Cottown Nurseries –  0788290665

Donaghadee Dairies – 02891883966

Flavour First – 02891 883250

Grange Wines – 02891 883856

Harbour and Co phones open at 3pm deliver 4-9 – 028 9188 4466 http://www.harbourandcompany.com/

Harvest Fayre Fruit Shop – 028 9188 3559

Kam Inn – 02891 888863

Nash’s – 02891857013

Natural Raw Feeding NI – 07885 821347 

Peninsula Veterinary Clinic – 028 4273 8700 delivery and/or postal service for repeat prescriptions

Pier36 phones open at 3pm deliver 4-9 –  028 9188 4466 http://www.pier36.co.uk/

The Corner – 02891 883759

Wells Tyres 028 9146 0122  http://www.wellstyres.com/  Open as usual. If anyone is self-isolating, customers can stay in their car whilst work is being carried out & pay over the phone so no need for any contact.

Wrights butchers – 02891882535

Any trader who would like adding to this list please contact us

Advice and Assistance

Community Advice Ards & North Down (CAAND) is available for members of the public, Monday to Friday.  Advisers are all equipped to deal with the calls around COVID – 19 and the impact it is causing families and individuals in our local community.  CAAND can also carry out phone appointments to assist  people with forms and can provide digital support with Universal Credit claims.

If the Advice Line is busy, customers can leave a message on the voicemail facility and someone will get back to them as quickly as possible.  There is also an email facility via the website www.caand.co.uk

The Public Health Agency in Northern Ireland has some helpful information here – link to https://www.publichealth.hscni.net/

The NHS has some very helpful advice on mental health here – link to https://www.nhs.uk/oneyou/every-mind-matters

Beware of Scams

Age UK has some helpful advice on how to protect yourself and stay safe on your doorstep https://www.ageuk.org.uk/information-advice/money-legal/scams-fraud/doorstep-scams/  

Support for Businesses

BakerTilly has some general information and advice on their website which will be relevant to businesses.  This can be accessed Here

Ards & North Down Borough Council 

On 19 March 2020 Ards and North Down Borough Council agreed a series of measures to enable the Council to continue to deliver critical services during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Although Council buildings have been closed to the public (effective until 30 April 2020), including the Signal Centre, the Council will still be providing much needed information, guidance and support to local businesses.

Other general information on Council services can be found here https://www.ardsandnorthdown.gov.uk/about-the-council/covid19

Hospitality Ulster

Guidance On Coronavirus can be found at https://hospitalityulster.org/

We will endeavour to keep everyone informed as the situation develops.  Any ideas to improve this are welcome – email info@visitdonaghadee.com

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Welcome to Donaghadee

Donaghadee is the closest point to Scotland; indeed on most days the Scottish coast is visible to the naked eye. This was a critical factor in the development of the town and up until the middle of the 19th century the town served as the major point of entry from the GB mainland to the island of Ireland.


Today the town offers a rich blend of historic and modern. The Norman motte, the harbour, Grace Neill’s Pub (reputedly the oldest pub in Ireland) and the parish church are evidence of the history of the town while the range of shops and eating places reflect modern day living.


This web site is sponsored by the Donaghadee Community Development Association with support from Ards and North Down Borough Council – Making Donaghadee “A Better Place to Work, to Live and to Visit”.

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