Discovery day and kayaking at Riverwatch Centre

It may be the Fleadh week in the city but the entertainment is not all just music and dance and families in the North West region are being encouraged to take time out to visit Riverwatch at Victoria Road, Prehen on Friday August 16 from 12.00 noon - 4.00pm.

Faughan Valley Landscape Partnership and Loughs Agency will be working in partnership to entertain and educate visitors on our wildlife heritage of the River Foyle and Faughan valleys.

The public will be encouraged to try their hand at fishing, art, nature trails, mammal tracking and other environmental games and get up close and personal with birds of prey, marine life and moths.

The Department of Environment (DoE) will also be there with information and activities with a waste and nautical flavour.

The Marine Division will outline how we can work together to better protect the marine environment from litter as well as how we can plan for the future use of our marine area. Rethink Waste will be there to highlight how we can minimise waste and reduce landfill. Kayaking on the river Foyle will be available but must be pre-booked with Gillian Simpson at Loughs Agency on 028 71342100 or email

Mayor Cllr. Martin Reilly, encouraging visitors to the city to attend said: “This will be a fun event for visitors to the Fleadh and locals alike.

For more information on any of the events taking place please contact Annie Mullan, Tel: 028 71337498. You can also email on