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Buncrana (Irish: Bun Cranncha) is a town in County Donegal, the northwest of Ireland, located on the Inishowen peninsula, along Lough Swilly. Neds Point Fort lies to the north of the town. It is the second largest town in County Donegal and the largest in Inishowen. It is 10 kilometres from Derry and 43 kilometres from Letterkenny. In the 2002 Census, the population of Buncrana was recorded as 5,271, with a population of 1,851 in the rural vicinity.

The name Buncrana comes from the Irish Bun Cranncha, which translates to "The Foot Of The Crana", the Crana being the river alongside which Buncrana is situated.

History
It achieved a brief fame in 1972, when after Operation Motorman it became the place of refuge for many Provisional Irish Republican Army members from Derry.

 
 
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Buncrana
In: Donegal
People: 3,420
Speak: English, Irish
Type: Tourist Town
GPS: -7.4560, 55.1364