Buncrana is backing Derry’s 2013 City of Culture bid

Buncrana Town Council is to throw its weight behind Derry City Council's bid to have the city declared European City of Culture in 2013.

The issue was raised by Cllr Peter Mc Laughlin, who says given the ties between the two ties, Buncrana is well placed to benefit directly by hosting events, and also indirectly, in terms of accomodation and hospitality.

He says Buncrana and Derry are inextricably linked, and what benefits one also benefits the other.