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Let’s go down the pub deluxe: The Bar at Da Vinci’s Hotel signal the rise of the posh pub

The latest iteration of the traditional pub – let’s call it the ‘pub deluxe’ – takes off from where ‘90’s gastropubs and hipster craft beers left offer, and is edging its way into the luxury sector. Leading the charge is The Garvan O’Doherty Group, with the refit of the bar at Da Vinci’s Hotel which […]


Primrose is to create 40 new jobs as part of a major expansion into new premises in Derry. The positions at the café-bistro – which will be advertised immediately – are both full and part-time, and include chefs of all grades, front of house staff, waiters and waitresses, baristas, deli and bakery assistants, kitchen porters, […]

10 Reasons to Visit Derry~Londonderry for Halloween

It’s almost time for everyone’s favourite event in the Maiden City – Halloween! Nowhere does Halloween like Derry~Londonderry – here’s just 10 reasons why you need to visit the city for Halloween if you’ve never been before: 1. We’ve been rated as the BEST in the World What a fantastic evening it's been so far! […]

Wall to Wall Heritage Events in the Walled City this weekend – Derry Walls Day 2017

  Derry Walls Day 2017, on Saturday 9th September, coincides with the first day of Northern Ireland’s European Heritage Open Days weekend. So Ireland’s Walled City will be an especially great place for a great day out next Saturday with Open Doors, exhibitions, special interest tours, living history and a treasure hunt.    The Friends of […]

European Heritage Open Days 2017: 9-10 September

Each year hundreds of properties open their doors and many organisations put on events for FREE across Northern Ireland as part of European Heritage Open Days (EHOD). Here’s some of the properties and events you can get free access to in Derry~Londonderry on 9-10 September 2017:   Derry Walls Day This annual event takes place […]

7 Amazing Events You Won’t Want to Miss This September

Summer is over, but that shouldn’t stop you having fun! There’s plenty of exciting events happening this month in the Walled City of Derry to beat the back-to-school blues, here’s just a few of them:   Maiden City Ink  |  1-3 September   EVENT DATE HAS PASSED Maiden City Ink takes over the Everglades Hotel starting […]

Swedish a cappella sensation The Real Group to kick off this years’ Choir Festival in Derry

Get ready for Swedish a cappella sensation The Real Group to kick off this years’ Choir Festival in Derry This year’s City of Derry International Choir Festival has announced the final line-up of guest artists for its autumn event, due to take place 25 to 29 October. In addition to the world-class vocal ensemble Tenebrae, […]

Translink launches Foyle Metro bus service for Derry~Londonderry

Over £3million fleet investment, striking new-look, improved timetable and ‘Paint the City Red’ celebrations from September 1   People in Derry~Londonderry can soon enjoy the benefits of Translink’s new Foyle Metro bus service starting on September 1.   ‘Foyle Metro’ is a major development for the City’s public transport network. Operating across 14 bus corridors […]

City of Derry Guitar Festival brings international artists to the city for a weekend of guitar music

The City of Derry Guitar Festival, which takes place this weekend in the North West Regional College 25-27 August, will bring to Derry/Londonderry an array of world renowned international guitarists for a series of concerts spanning the genres of classical and flamenco guitar, and featuring the haunting sound of the Arabic Oud. With an all-female […]