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Brian Friel International Festival returns to Derry & Donegal

The Brian Friel International Festival will return to Derry~Londonderry and Donegal with a five day programme of music, theatre, readings and outdoor events, from August 24-28, celebrating the life and work of the late playwright. FrielFest is part of ARTS OVER BORDERS, a new cross-border arts initiative for Ireland – a concept from Derry-born artistic […]

Visit Derry: Marketing Activity Update – July – August 2017

16 July – Janet Newenham (@journalistontherun) – Fam Trip We welcomed top Irish-born travel blogger, Janet Newenham, to the city in mid-July. Janet spent an evening exploring the city by Boom Board with Far and Wild, and then headed off to Walled City Brewery for dinner and beers! Janet and her travel partner spent the […]

The Script comes to the Millennium Forum, Derry~Londonderry!

The Script have announced their return to the stage with two very special Irish shows that will include the Millennium Forum, Derry on August 22nd Tickets go on sale at 9.30am next Friday, July 28th via Ticketmaster outlets and http://www.ticketmaster.ie and are priced at £43.50 (including booking fee). Fan pre-sale begins at 9.30m next Wednesday, […]

Stellar line-up of artistic talent celebrates first anniversary of Seamus Heaney HomePlace

A stellar line-up of talent from the worlds of literature, acting, music and dance is set to celebrate the first anniversary of Seamus Heaney HomePlace.   Details of the new July – September programme, which have just been released, include a weekend of events curated by Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Paul Muldoon, and unique, one-off performances […]

Visit Derry | Marketing Activity Update – June – July 2017

Leisure Tourism 21 June – Membership Engagement Event We hosted a fantastic membership engagement event at The Everglades Hotel on 21 June. The event included an information session by guest speaker, Geraldine Egan –Industry Liaison Officer | Tourism Ireland, who talked to Visit Derry members about the various marketing opportunities available with Tourism Ireland. If […]

This Derry B&B brought a family together from opposite sides of the world

In October 2016, Joan Pyne – owner of Saddler’s House B&B on Derry’s Great James Street – was contacted by a South African couple who wanted to make a booking in her B&B. They informed her that their great grandfather lived in No 36 Great James Street and carried out a saddle making business in […]