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Fresh from its historic achievement of being crowned the UK City of Culture 2013, the walled City of Derry ~ Londonderry is in the midst of an incredible journey which is set to transform the city as we know it today.    

The momentous win means that in 2013 Derry ~ Londonderry will play host to a year-long celebration of culture in the city, opening its doors to visitors from across the world. It is anticipated that people will come in their thousands to experience the cultural life that has been at Derry’s heart for generations. For more information click

The splendour of the River Foyle is overlooked by a city which is characterised by its famous walls, varied history and the warmth of its people.  Indeed the River Foyle is set to play a pivotal role in one of the world’s biggest yacht races as it becomes an official host port, welcoming the ten-strong fleet in July 2012 with a showcase festival at the end of the final transatlantic stage of the 40,000-mile race en route to the race finish.  (

However, with the evenings now drawing in, it means just one thing for the people of the city and North West, Ireland’s biggest and best Hallowe’en festival – the award winning Banks of the Foyle Hallowe’en Carnival, will soon be upon us!  Click here for the most up to date programme information.

So take some time and see for yourself what our city has to offer.  Within this section you will find information which will help plan your visit with us.

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