Foyle pigeon hub at Daisyfield gets refurbishment

Derry City & Strabane District Council have carried out refurbishment works at the Foyle Racing Pigeon Society clubhouse, an important amenity in the Brandywell.

Tuesday, 2nd March 2021, 12:39 pm
The Foyle Racing Pigeon Society on the Foyle Road in Derry.

A range of improvements have been made in anticipation of pigeon fanciers returning to their Daisyfield base once the COVID-19 restrictions are eventually lifted.

Sinn Féin Councillor Logue said: “I would like to commend DCSDC for the work they have undertaken at the Foyle Pigeon Society clubhouse on Foyle Road.

“The Council have carried out the refurbishment of both the interior and the outside of the clubhouse. They have also installed new paths and carried out safety works outside the perimeter of the building. The work also included the installation of new fire alarms, new cladding on the outside and new lighting.

“This will give the members a safe, secure and comfortable clubhouse to meet in post lockdown.”

The clubhouse has served as a community hub over recent years and has been used for fundraising events and Macmillan parties for kids in the area.

“It is also used by pigeon fanciers from Derry and as far as Strabane and Omagh for the section races that take place in these areas. In the past members would have had to travel to Coleraine to take part in these races so the club has been a big life saver for the older pigeon fanciers who would have had to go out of the sport due to the lack of transport.”