Cow herd arrives in Derry to mark festival

UDDERLY GOOD FUN: The world?s largest public art exhibition of life-sized cows has been herded into Northern Ireland and the Northern Ireland Tourist Board (NITB) has moooved in on the act with its very own ni2012 cows. The art exhibition will see up to 200 fibre glass cows transformed into magnificent sculptures by local artists and community groups and NITB?s herd of cows have been designed using the ni2012: our time, our place colours of pink, blue and yellow.   The ni2012 cows will be visiting towns and cities around Northern Ireland during the summer for one week at a time including Portrush, the city of Derry, Belfast, Omagh, Bangor, Warrenpoint, Armagh, Enniskillen and Downpatrick and NITB is encouraging people across the country to be the first to greet the cows.  The ni2012 herd could move to any location at any time in search of greener grass so look out for them wherever you are.  To follow the cows as they travel around Northern Ireland visit www.ni2012.com, where you can also see a behind-the-sce
UDDERLY GOOD FUN: The world?s largest public art exhibition of life-sized cows has been herded into Northern Ireland and the Northern Ireland Tourist Board (NITB) has moooved in on the act with its very own ni2012 cows. The art exhibition will see up to 200 fibre glass cows transformed into magnificent sculptures by local artists and community groups and NITB?s herd of cows have been designed using the ni2012: our time, our place colours of pink, blue and yellow. The ni2012 cows will be visiting towns and cities around Northern Ireland during the summer for one week at a time including Portrush, the city of Derry, Belfast, Omagh, Bangor, Warrenpoint, Armagh, Enniskillen and Downpatrick and NITB is encouraging people across the country to be the first to greet the cows. The ni2012 herd could move to any location at any time in search of greener grass so look out for them wherever you are. To follow the cows as they travel around Northern Ireland visit www.ni2012.com, where you can also see a behind-the-sce
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THE world’s largest public art exhibition of life-sized cows are grazing in Derry.

The life-sized animals have been herded into the Derry Visitor and Convention Bureau grassland to mark the ten-day Clipper Homecoming Festival which began on Friday.

The cows will then ‘moove’ onto Belfast, Omagh, Bangor, Warrenpoint, Armagh, Enniskillen and Downpatrick and NITB is encouraging people in Derry to be the first to greet the cows.

NITB’s ni2012/13 manager Siobhán McGuigan is thrilled that NITB is part of the Cow Parade. “We decided to get involved in the Cow Parade as 2012 is such a momentous year for Northern Ireland.”

More than 70 cities across the globe have hosted a Cow Parade since 1999 but this is the first time it has come to Northern Ireland as well as the first time it will take over an entire region rather than just one city.