Letterkenny councillors told City of Culture designation will benefit Donegal

Letterkenny Town Council has been told that the designation of Derry as UK City of Culture 2013 will not just be a one year event, but should mark a sea change for the city and the North West region that will go far beyond the year.

During a joint presentation by ILEX and Derry City Council members were told that the intention is to align some of the City of Culture initiatives with the Donegal County Development Plan to ensure that opportunities are grasped.

Derry City Council's Development Officer Una Mc Gillion told the meeting that while there are huge opportunities for co-operation between Derry and Donegal, much is already taking place..........