New plans have been revealed for one of Derry’s most historic buildings.
Irish language and cultural hub, Cultúrlann Uí Chanáin, have purchased the former Great James Street Presbyterian Church at Great James Street with plans to bring it into use as part of their plans for an expanded cultural complex in the city.
The Church, also known as the Scotch Church, operated from 1837 until the congregation moved to Kilfennan in 1982.
The building has been derelict now for many years and there had been concerns over its state.
Welcoming this new development, Cultúrlann C.E.O Gearóid Ó hEára thanked all of those who had helped and supported the new initiative.
“The idea of a Cultural Quarter based in Great James Street is fast becoming a reality and I am pleased that we will be able to restore two listed buildings and bring them into cultural use."
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