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Highlights of Foyle Maritime Festival 2016

Thanks to all who have managed, directed, delivered, assisted, promoted, supported or simply attended and enjoyed this year’s festival. You have all helped to make this our most successful maritime Festival to date.

Over 160,000 people enjoyed the packed programme of nautical themed activities during the Foyle Maritime Festival which took over the city from July 9-17. Continue reading “Highlights of Foyle Maritime Festival 2016”

Two Pay Cheques Away

A song written and performed by Noel Sweeney to raise awareness and much needed financial support for the Northwest Simon Community.

In October 2014 during a driving lesson in Dublin Noel Sweeney passed a homeless man sitting Continue reading “Two Pay Cheques Away”

A look back at this year’s spectacular Fashion Fest 2015

Key events include a spectacular Gala Fashion Show, pre-season Designer Showcase, Junk Kouture Catwalks & Schools Programme, Creative Retailer Workshops, Continue reading “A look back at this year’s spectacular Fashion Fest 2015”

Above and Beyond the Warehouse

It’s only 20 days until Christmas ….. and we’ve had a very special visitor doing his shopping at Above and Beyond the Warehouse! Have a look and start making your Christmas wishlist!  Continue reading “Above and Beyond the Warehouse”

A Look Back at 2013

But beneath the surface of cultural prestige, the resounding achievement of Derry’s year as city of culture lies in the way it not only refused to airbrush the Troubles and Bloody Sunday with arty-farty gloss, but engaged in a reckoning with the recent past, beyond the politicians’ patois of reconciliation.

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Best Halloween Destination in the World

Voted the best Halloween destination in the world by USA Today’s 10 Best, the Walled City puts on a spooktacular show each October 31st.

This video is just a taste of the fearsome fun and creepy craic to be had in this historic Northern Ireland city.

Laura Gailey – The only woman remembered at Derry’s War Memorial

Before the outbreak of WW1, Laura lived at 6 Bayview Terrace, on Asylum Road, currently the premises of accountancy firm, Mc Cambridge’s. Laura Marion Gailey was the youngest daughter of William Gailey, stationer, and Margaret Elizabeth Gailey .

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Halloween Parade in Derry 2015

Highlights of a fabulous Halloween parade in Derry “Rise of the River Gods”

The weather was kind and there was a real buzz around the city. The “Showstopasauraus” creatures that had entertained in Guildhall Square for a few days added visual flair as they paraded along Queen’s quay.

A night to remember!

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Rise of the River Gods

A fabulous parade and fireworks display on the banks of the Foyle in Halloween City.

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