Visit Derry to host Maritime Roadshow

A group of visiting tourists from the Republic on a walking tour, pictured along with three Chinese tourists and two placement students with Visit Derry, Rebekah from Strabane and Jorge from Portugal on the bikes. Visit Derry on Foyle Street will this week host a Maritime Roadshow looking back over Derry's seafaring history.

A group of visiting tourists from the Republic on a walking tour, pictured along with three Chinese tourists and two placement students with Visit Derry, Rebekah from Strabane and Jorge from Portugal on the bikes. Visit Derry on Foyle Street will this week host a Maritime Roadshow looking back over Derry's seafaring history.

0
Have your say

‘Visit Derry’ in the city centre will be hosting a Maritime Roadshow this weekend.

Derry’s rich maritime heritage will be explored through original objects and photographs from the Museum Collection.

May 1943... American destroyers tied up at the US Navy Yard at Fort Goerge. The wharf had two projecting 'dolphins' at either end. The small Quonset huts on shore all had specialist functions relating to ship repair. The far side of the Pennyburn Creek, where the Bay Road Park now is, was then still a water-filled bay. Copyright US NARA/Beech Hill Association.

May 1943... American destroyers tied up at the US Navy Yard at Fort Goerge. The wharf had two projecting 'dolphins' at either end. The small Quonset huts on shore all had specialist functions relating to ship repair. The far side of the Pennyburn Creek, where the Bay Road Park now is, was then still a water-filled bay. Copyright US NARA/Beech Hill Association.

Among the themes will be emigration, the Second World War and maritime culture.

The event will run from 12pm to 3pm on Saturday at the Foyle Street visitor information centre.

Catherine Crawley, Visitor Services Officer, said the event was free and open to everyone.

Ms Crawley said: “We would like to encourage local citizens and groups on the day, during what will prove to be a fantastic event.”

‘Visit Derry’ will also be getting into the Christmas spirit with great competition prizes thanks to the kindness of local members.

A spokeswoman said: “How would you like to win two nights Bed & Breakfast for two people in the Everglades 4-Star Hastings Hotel? Or get your skates on with two free tickets to Legenderry on Ice in the Christmas Village.

“There are also two meals in Nando’s up for grabs or, if you want to go further afield, the Ulster American Folk Park are offering free tickets to their Days of Christmas Past event from 6th to 21st December.

“You can enter the competition when you call in or visit the website or

Facebook page www.visitderry.com. You will also find details of the Festive Time campaign for accommodation offers from £32.50 per person per night.

“Don’t miss out - www.festivetime.com/christmas -breaks.html

Want to give something different this year? ‘Visit Derry’ have Christmas gift vouchers available for bike hire, walking tours, taxi tours and a gift shop which has a Christmas sale on now. Perfect for your Derry~Londonderry gifts for friends and family near and far.”