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Buncrana

Buncrana is a town in Co Donegal. It is beside Lough Swilly on the Inishowen Peninsula, 23km northwest of Derry and 43km north of Letterkenny. It is the second biggest town in Donegal after Letterkenny and the largest in Inishowen. The main urban area of the town is situated between the Crana River to the north and the Mill River to the south. The principle street follows a rough north-south route and is divided into the Upper and Lower Main Street by the Market Square. The Main Street has a one-way traffic system. The River Crana is crossed by three bridges: Castle Bridge (which gives vehicular access to Buncrana Castle and pedestrian access to Swan Park), Westbrook Bridge (officially, Wilson's Bridge) and Cockhill Bridge. The Mill River, south of the town, is crossed by two bridges: Victoria Bridge (known locally as the Iron Bridge) which is the main point of access to the town and the Mill Bridge which is at the end of the Mill Brae road at the south end of the town. Buncrana has a relatively strong tourism industry, and it is one of the most popular holiday destinations in the northwest of Ireland. It has a wide variety of retails stores as well as pubs and restaurants. Lisfannon beach, a Blue Flag beach, sits on the shores of Lough Swilly just south of the town, and is an important recreational beach that is popular with locals and day-trippers from Derry. Buncrana is home to many sports clubs, including clubs for soccer, Gaelic football and hurling, athletics and watersports. Buncrana has a vibrant music scene with a host of local pubs or bars having live music most nights of the week while every July the annual Buncrana Music & Arts Festival takes place. There are four primary schools in the town and three secondary schools. Local bus company McGonagle Bus and Coach operates an hourly bus service from Derry to Buncrana and vice versa.

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