Buncrana Music and Arts Festival will not go ahead this year

Buncrana Music and Arts Festival which attracted up to 20,000 people to the town last summer, will not go ahead this year.

The emigration of a number of the voluntary organising committee is said to be the main factor for this years event being cancelled.

The news comes as a blow to both the town and peninsula, as the festival – which returned in 2010 after a five-year absence – provided a welcome economic boost to the area.

But Mayor of Buncrana, Nicolas Crossan, is hoping the event could somehow, still go ahead this year......

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