What’s on this August Bank Holiday

From the Foyle Pride Parade to the biggest tattoo convention in Northern Ireland there is plenty to do in the Walled City this August Bank Holiday Weekend to make sure you end the Summer in style!

Events

Take a look at the upcoming events around Derry~Londonderry and surrounding areas for the upcoming August Bank Holiday Weekend or Check Out What Else Is On>

Foyle Pride Parade | Saturday 2pm

The parade departs from Waterside Train Station at 2pm before making it’s way to the Guildhall Square, following the original Civil Rights March route and led by leaders of the Civil Rights Movement from 50 years ago. The parade will be followed by live music at the Guildhall Square by The Hitmen and Her, Encore Choir and Patrick McDonagh to name a few and a family fun day at the Peace Garden, guaranteeing fun for all ages!

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Jika Jika! Festival | Saturday & Sunday

*Very limited tickets available*

Jika Jika! descends upon Ebrington Square this August Bank Holiday Weekend with their first ever festival and if the lineup is anything to go by, it is going to be amazing! Renowned DJ’s, artists and other performers promise a weekend of incredible techno and electronic music to get the Square bouncing from start to finish.

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Maiden City Ink | Friday – Sunday

Northern Ireland’s top international tattoo convention takes place at the Everglades Hotel this Bank Holiday Weekend and promises a weekend of great artists, great ink and most importantly, great craic!

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Walled City of Derry Pro AM | Saturday & Sunday

Bishop’s Gate Hotel presents the largest event in this year’s PGA Calendar as City of Derry Golf Club and Foyle International Golf Club prepare to welcome 52 teams and 108 golfers to the Walled City for a spectacular showcase of local and international talent. Foyle Golf Academy will welcome the stars of the next generation aged between 6-14 as part of the wider community outreach programme.

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Walls Have Ears | Saturday

The characters, stories and legends who have shaped the history of Derry~Londonderry will come alive for the final Saturday of the Summer this Bank Holiday Weekend to tell stories of Kings, Rebellions, Sieges and more to all who walk the legendary Walls.

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The Awakening | Saturday – Monday

Join us for an eclectic weekend of events featuring our Festival of the Streets, ‘Home from the hinterlands,’ Traditional Irish Street Sessions, meserizing Storytellers-Seanchaí bringing life to the tales of Finn McCool, Cúchlainn, the Legends of Traditional Music on the main stage in the Guildhall Square, the Doíre Céilí Mhór hosted by our Cities Mayor, in the Guildhall on Sunday night, and the highlight of the weekend our,‘ Dance Doíre,’ spectacular, with an amalgamation of hundreds of local Irish Dancers from 10 local Dance Schools, who will join together to perform on our cities Peace Bridge at 2pm on Bank Holiday Monday.

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Things To See

Derry~Londonderry is packed full of history, heritage and culture with plenty of must-see landmarks and attractions during your stay in the famous Walled City.

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The Guildhall | Daily 10:30am – 5:30pm

The Guildhall is one of Derry’s most recognisable landmarks and has been at the heart of city life since 1890.

Home to the Council’s chamber and Mayor’s Parlour, it’s a must see visitor destination where you can be sure of a warm welcome.

Guided tours are available on request. Simply email guildhall@derrystrabane.com or call 028 7137 6510.

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Tower Museum | Daily 10am – 5.30pm

The Tower Museum is a must see visitor attraction! Call in to see our permanent exhibitions including the Story of Derry & An Armada Shipwreck – La Trinidad Valencera.

Or check out the Curious Collections temporary exhibition for all things weird and wonderful!

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Siege Museum | Monday to Saturday 10am – 5pm

The new Siege Museum and Exhibition is a permanent display of the history of the Siege of Londonderry and of the Associated Clubs of the Apprentice Boys of Derry, including artefacts, video and interactive media.

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Museum of Free Derry | Mon-Fri 9.30am – 4.30pm, Sat-Sun 1pm – 4pm

The museum is a public space where the concept of Free Derry can be explored in both historic and contemporary contexts. Free Derry is about our future together as much as it is about the past. The struggle of Free Derry is part of a wider struggle in Ireland and internationally for freedom and equality for all. It tells the people’s story of the civil rights movement, the Battle of the Bogside, Internment, Free Derry and Bloody Sunday.

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17th Century City Walls

A walk around the walls in Derry~Londonderry reveals a splendid city crammed full of history, heritage, interest and a vibrant cultural scene.

This is the only remaining completely walled city in Ireland and one of the finest examples of Walled Cities in Europe. The Walls were built during the period 1613-1618 by the honourable, the Irish Society as defences for early seventeenth century settlers from England and Scotland.

The Walls, which are approximately 1.5km in circumference, form a walkway around the inner city and provide a unique promenade to view the layout of the original town which still preserves its Renaissance Style street plan to this day.

The four original gates to the Walled City are Bishop’s Gate, Ferryquay Gate, Butcher Gate and Shipquay Gate. Three further gates were added – magazine Gate, Castle Gate and New Gate.

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