Mayor encourages walkers to register now for 2017 Sperrins and Killeter Walking Festival

Walkers of all ages and abilities will be heading for the hills and exploring the local hinterland when the Sperrins and Killeter Walking Festival returns on Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th September 2017. The popular festival, organised by Derry City and Strabane District Council in conjunction with local adventure company Far and Wild, will host […]

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Fast track Council course offers preparation for careers in hospitality, retail and tourism

Derry City and Strabane District Council are seeking fresh applications for the summer intake of an innovative programme that helps prepare local unemployed people for a career in the hospitality, retail and tourism sectors within just five weeks. The Hospitality and Retail, Tourism Training for Employment course (HARTE) is part of Council’s Kickstart to Work […]

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First Citizens “Get on Board” the European Capital of Culture 2023 campaign

  The joint bid by Belfast City Council and Derry City and Strabane District Council to secure the European Capital of Culture title for 2023 was endorsed today when the First Citizen of both cities boarded the Belfast to Derry~Londonderry 212 bus to officially encourage people to have their say and get behind the bid. […]

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Strabane retailers mark their independence with five day celebration

Strabane shoppers answered the call of local businesses at the weekend by coming out in force to support the Stars and Stripes Independent Retailers Celebration in the town. The joint initiative by Derry City and Strabane District Council, the Strabane Business Improvement District and Strabane Town Forum hosted a series of special events and promotions […]

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Fun and qualifications on offer as Council seek fresh Angling course applicants

Derry City and Strabane District Council’s popular Kickstart 2 Work Angling course is seeking a new batch of applicants for later in the summer. The course at the Loughs Agency in Prehen is part of the Maritime Ambassador Programme and offers unemployed people living in the Council area the opportunity to learn the skills of […]

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Ulster Rally set to return to Walled City

A host of Rally stars joined organisers and special guests at the historic Guildhall Square, Londonderry, for the launch of the 2017 John Mulholland Motors Ulster Rally. Returning to Derry City and Strabane for the second year promises both competitors and race fans an action packed weekend of motorsport throughout Derry and Strabane on Friday […]

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Council seek public’s input on arts and culture strategy

Derry City and Strabane District Council have launched a consultation process to allow interested parties to have an input in shaping the region’s arts and culture strategy for the next five years. A Co-Design group of local representatives from a range of arts and culture disciplines has already been formed to assist Council officers and […]

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Public urged to have their say on vital plans for Derry City & Strabane District

The public consultation for the draft Strategic Growth Plan and the Local Development Plan Preferred Options Paper is well underway, and people are reminded that further information sessions will be taking place throughout June. The strategies are the result of an extensive campaign of public engagement and everyone can have a say in how they […]

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Summer Jamm a huge success in Strabane

‘Summer Jamm’ took over Strabane at the weekend as large crowds attended events from Friday 9th until Sunday 11th June. The event brought the best of rock, pop, country, Irish folk and brass music to town alongside family friendly events, a local market, arts and crafts and workshops throughout the three day festival. Thousands turned out […]

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Summer School of Rock launched at the Alley

  The Alley Theatre have launched its Summer School of Rock inviting kids aged seven years and above to unleash their inner rock star and sign up to a five day summer programme running from 17th until 21st July at the Alley. During the five day programme children will receive music lessons from professional teaching […]

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Public invited to have their say on International Appalachian Trail development

  Members of the public will have an opportunity to play an active role in the future development and enhancement of local sections of the Ulster-Ireland International Appalachian Trail (IAT) at two specially arranged public stakeholder workshops on Tuesday June 6th. The events are being held in the Derg Valley Leisure Centre in Castlederg at […]

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Council seek private sector representative for new tourism steering group

Derry City and Strabane District Council is seeking a representative from within the local tourism industry’s private sector to sit on its recently formed tourism steering group. The successful candidate will act on behalf of the private sector to advise on and support the delivery of the 2016-2020 Tourism Strategy in partnership with other strategic […]

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Strabane Market open for business this Friday

  This Friday sees the debut of the new Strabane food and craft market, featuring an exciting showcase of quality artisan products from the local area. Mayor of Derry City and Strabane District Council, Alderman Hilary McClintock, this week encouraged shoppers in the Strabane and surrounding areas to show their support on the market’s first […]

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Promote Your Event To A Wider Audience

Strabane Visitor Information Centre can provide event and festival organisers with a platform for marketing local events which have the potential to attract visitors to the area or simply encourage them to stay longer. If you are running a local event (e.g. a festival , family fun day, cultural event, traditional music session, talks on local […]

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