New Brandywell play park now open to the public

The new Brandywell Play Area has opened to the public for the first time.

Poachers are suspected of stealing salmon and selling it round houses and businesses. (File pic)

Suspected poachers offering salmon door-to-door in Foyle

Suspected poachers are believed to be going door-to-door in Derry and Donegal trying to flog illegally caught salmon to local residents and businesses, experts have warned.

Malin Head pier and one of the many beaches in the area.

Call to develop Malin Head tourist facilities

Residents in Malin Head have called for officials to expedite work on the provision of tourist facilities as the area braces itself for an influx of visitors over 2017.


Dope smoking on the rise among the over-50s

The number of Baby Boomers - who grew up in the Sixties - getting spaced out on cannabis has almost doubled in the last eight years.

Meteor shower

Taurid meteor shower to bring ‘fireballs’ to UK skies this weekend

Look up into the night sky this weekend, and you may just see a fireball streaking through the darkness.

Kayak angler Graham Smith from Moville with the Porbeagle Shark. (Picture by Martin Moloney)

Local man’s epic battle with big shark

A kayak angler from Moville has spoken of his encounter of a life-time with a Porbeagle shark off the coast of Malin Head.

Dr. Pauline McClenaghan

Silver medal for Derry’s Irish International angler

Derry’s Irish International angler, Dr. Pauline McClenaghan, was celebrating last week after helping the Irish Ladies Fly-fishing Team claim silver at the Home Fly-fishing Internationals in the Carron Valley Fishery, Scotland.

Westport Coast Hotel

Westport - an adventure playground for all ages

I always enjoy the trip to Westport as I love the place. As usual on the way there recently, Diane talked a lot, chattering merrily away virtually uninterrupted all the way from Derry to Co Mayo.


Faughan Anglers’ meeting

Environment Minister Mark H Durkan has met with the River Faughan Anglers to discuss issues that impact on the river.


Free craft event for Foyle women

Foyle Women’s Information Network (FWIN) have organised a Christmas Craft Event in St Augustine’s Church Hall from 10.30am to 12.30pm on Thursday, December 19.

The quilt assembled by Aine Clarke to create what is believed to be the largest quilt in Ireland, for the launch of August Craft Month. The children's wear designer worked with hundreds of people including children and adults up to 100 years old . The 60 feet long  by 20 feet high piece of art is on display outside Bedlam in Pump Street in Derry~Londonderry which is the first UK City of Culture. Further information on craft month is available at www.craftni.org PIcture Martin McKeown. Inpresspics.com. 30.7.13

Dramatic City of Culture quilt on display

A massive quilt, which has woven together the most treasured memories of the people of Derry, has been unveiled for August Craft Month.

50 Great Things to Do in the City of Culture

50 Great Things to Do in the City of Culture

For all those planning on coming to Derry - just named 4th best city to visit in 2013 by Lonely Planet - for the City of Culture year, here’s our list of 50 great things to do when here


Grilled bacon steak with black pudding, potato cake and poached duck egg

Everybody’s smiles are broader than ever this week. Why? Because Beech Hill’s restaurant has scooped two great awards from the influential Restaurants Association of Ireland. More about that later. First, today’s recipe

Traders at Bedlam Market, from left, Jacqui Wilde, Mark Kenny, Jenni Doherty, Tina McLaughlin, Junko Okura, Paddy Bradley, Elayne Cowie and Davy Brown. (0504PG30)

It’s Bedlam - Ireland’s biggest curiosity shop

Situated in the basement of one of the city’s most impressive buildings, the First Presbyterian Church on Great James’ Street, Bedlam has indeed drawn comparisons with the curiosity shops of old. With a stimulating array of vintage clothing, furniture, jewellery, art, crafts, home wares, antiques as well as some superb new stock, Bedlam literally does have something to suit every taste.

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