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Foyle Marina in the spotlight!

Foyle Marina in the spotlight!

With the full Clipper Race fleet now assembled in Derry, Foyle Marina is basking in a bit of the media spotlight! This is great news for marine tourism in the city and the region, because it can boost leisure traffic to Lough Foyle. The marina is owned and run by Foyle Port, who manage marine…

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Port celebrates 160th Anniversary in Clipper week!

Port celebrates 160th Anniversary in Clipper week!

As the city celebrates with the Clipper Race fleet and LegenDerry Maritime Festival, Londonderry Port and Harbour Commissioners are planning to celebrate their own landmark event this Saturday – their 160th Anniversary!   “We’re planning a family fun day for staff and their families, and an evening event so our customers and stakeholders can celebrate with…

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Buncrana launch for ‘Environment the Musical’

Buncrana launch for ‘Environment the Musical’

Inishowen composer Annette McNelis will this weekend (Saturday 19th April) release her ‘Environment the Musical’ resource pack for schools, youth and drama groups at Tullyarvan Mill in Buncrana.  The pack will be officially launched by the award-winning playwright and poet Frank McGuinness, who describes the musical as “a wonderful tonic for every age.” Annette says…

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To Retweet or Quote Tweet – what is the difference?

To Retweet or Quote Tweet – what is the difference?

If you are new to Twitter or new to using it on your Smartphone, then you might be a little confused about these two functions. This blog talks you through how to use each function and what the differences are between them. Retweet (RT for short): This is simply a reposting of a Tweet by…

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Derry~Londonderry~Doire arrives in Qingdao, China after completing Race 9.1

Derry~Londonderry~Doire arrives in Qingdao, China after completing Race 9.1

The first teams arrived in Qingdao, China,  early yesterday morning – Irish time – following one of the most challenging legs of the 2013-14 edition of the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race: GREAT Britain, Mission Performance and Derry~Londonderry~Doire were the first 3 boats to arrive at the Olympic Sailing Centre. The crew of Derry~Londonderry~Doire were in high spirits as they…

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It’s IMSA Race Week again as Sebring 2014 gets set in Florida

It’s IMSA Race Week again as Sebring 2014 gets set in Florida

Donegal Porsche driver, Damien Faulkner, is off to the US again tomorrow for the 12 Hours of Sebring Race in Florida. Faulkner predicts that it will be the toughest race of this year’s IMSA TUDOR United SportsCar Championship. The race circuit at the Sebring International Raceway is 3.74 miles, says Faulkner, and has about 17…

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