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Buncranna in Co. Donegal where some sense of normality is returning as shops reopened for the first time since the 14th of March. Picture Martin McKeown. 08.06.20

Buncranna in Co. Donegal where some sense of normality is returning as shops reopened for the first time since the 14th of March. Picture Martin McKeown. 08.06.20

A sign in a barbers shop which is still unable to open in Buncranna. Credit: Martin McKeown

A sign in a barbers shop which is still unable to open in Buncranna. Credit: Martin McKeown

Buncranna in Co. Donegal where some sense of normality is returning as shops reopened for the first time since March 14. Credit: Martin McKeown

Buncranna in Co. Donegal where some sense of normality is returning as shops reopened for the first time since March 14. Credit: Martin McKeown

Bridie and Bernard Doherty from Derry who made the trip to Buncranna in Co. Donegal as shops reopened for the first time since March 14. Credit: Martin McKeown

Bridie and Bernard Doherty from Derry who made the trip to Buncranna in Co. Donegal as shops reopened for the first time since March 14. Credit: Martin McKeown

Mary Longwill who has been able to return to work in the local shoe shop in Buncranna which has reopened with protective measures in place. Credit: Martin McKeown

Mary Longwill who has been able to return to work in the local shoe shop in Buncranna which has reopened with protective measures in place. Credit: Martin McKeown

Buncranna in Co. Donegal where some sense of normality is returning as shops reopened for the first time since the 14th of March. Picture Martin McKeown. 08.06.20

Shoppers from Londonderry took advantage of the relaxed coronavirus lockdown measures across the border in the seaside town of Buncrana in County Donegal on Monday.

While not all shops in Buncrana are open yet — it will be a few weeks yet before restaurants, cafes and bars can trade, those that were, had measures in place to protect both staff and customers.

The re-opening comes just days before small retail traders in Northern Ireland can welcome customers inside their stores again.