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Foyle Maritime Festival To Take Place In Derry From 20-24 July

By Dave Simpson
Foyle Maritime Festival To Take Place In Derry From 20-24 July

Foyle Maritime Festival will take place in Derry from July 20-24.


The free-to-attend festival will include live art and animation installations, virtual reality experiences, acrobats, animated performers, and an array of water sports such as kayaking and stand-up paddle boarding.

There will also be live music performances taking place on the festival village stage along with riverside family activities including workshops, funfair attractions, the Foyle bubble challenge, boat tours and street theatre. In addition, a number of tall ships will anchor in the Foyle.

Statements By Festival And Events Manager

Festival and events manager Jacqueline Whoriskey said that excitement is growing in the city and across the north west for the return of the Clipper race fleet and the Foyle Maritime Festival, and stated, "Ask the Clipper crews and they will tell you this is one of their favourite ports to stop in and that is largely down to the warm welcome they receive from the thousands of people who line the riverside for their arrival."

Statement By Visit Derry Representative

Odhran Dunne of Visit Derry stated, "There is a real vibrancy about the city and the festival is a wonderful platform to showcase to the world just what a special place this is. Derry is the perfect gateway to the north west with beaches, rugged coastlines and beautiful countryside to discover within the region.


"When people visit for the Maritime Festival, they find the city has so much to offer and is also surrounded by amazing places to visit and explore beyond the Walled City, where the Wild Atlantic Way meets the Causeway Coastal Route."

Further Information

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