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Educational Trips to Derry & North-West of Ireland with McNamara Tours

(Education + Excursion) is an educational programme designed with dual objectives to sensitise the students of schools and colleges towards an experience of "on-the-spot learning with pleasure" and exploring the spectrum of environmental, geographical, historical, biological, scientific, social and cultural facts.

Target Audience

  • 2nd Level Students
  • 3rd Level Students (History Students)
  • Nature, History Groups/Societies
  • Youth Group Tours


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Slow Food Festival

07 Oct 2017 - 08 Oct 2017
Time: 12noon – 6pm
Venue: Guildhall Square

Join the return of the Slow Food Festival celebrating the best of local, clean, fair food. Read More ...

Playcraft Live

14 Oct 2017
Venue: The Playhouse Theatre
The world’s first live performance of a play inside Minecraft video game Read More...

FuSIon Fest

19 Oct 2017 - 20 Oct 2017
Time: 09:00 - 21:00
Venue: Various Venues

Guildhall Organ Festival

19 Oct 2017 - 21 Oct 2017
Time: Various
Venue: Guildhall

The Guildhall, in partnership with the Royal College of Organists and the Honourable the Irish Society presents a three day festival celebrating the organ. Read More...

Island Voices 2017 - Dr. Nioclás Mac Cathmhaoil

20 Oct 2017
Time: 1pm - 2pm
Venue: The Tower Museum

Commonalities in the Literacy Traditions of Ireland and Iceland. Read More...

Halloween in Derry

Save the date for the greatest Hallowe’en Celebration in the world

Awakening the Walls

Saturday 28th – Monday 30th October

Light, fire, sculpture, music and performance rouse the Walls awake in a supernatural animation trail on and around the City Walls.

Halloween Carnival Parade

Tuesday 31st October from 7pm
Queens Quay Come see the finest carnival, circus and street performers as they make their way through the city centre in the largest Hallowe’en street carnival and costume party in Europe!

Halloween Fireworks

Tuesday 31st October 2017
The sky will be alight with colour over the River Foyle and River Mourne as we celebrate the finale of our Hallowe’en celebrations with Spooktacular Fireworks Displays.

Derry | 8pm | River Foyle

Christmas Craft Fair

10 Nov 2017 - 12 Nov 2017
Christmas Craft Fair returns to the Guildhall in November 2017 for 3 days showcasing the best in local handmade unique and quality produce.

Island Voices 2017 - Séamus Mac Mathúna

17 Nov 2017
Time: 1pm - 2pm
Venue: Tower Museum

Future Artist Maker Labs: The Exhibition

26 Nov 2017 - 26 Feb 2018
Time: Tuesday - Saturday : 10:00 - 17:00 Sunday - 12:00
Venue: Nerve Visual Gallery, Ebrington

From the printing press to colour photography to powerful laser cutters, the creativity of each generation’s artist-makers evolves in relation to new technologies. Read More...

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