Visitors to benefit from new signs in Derry

Lonodnderry Cityscape and Peace Bridge
Lonodnderry Cityscape and Peace Bridge

Visitor signage in Derry is to get a revamp thanks to more than £60,000 worth of funding.

The funding has been provided to Derry City and Strabane District Council to update ‘interpretation panels’ and Walled City maps in the city centre.

In total, 28 maps and panels will be renewed, with an additional 14 to be installed on new stands.

Announcing the funding, DSD Minister Mervyn Storey said: “This is an excellent project which will provide new maps and interpretative panels to exhibit the key tourist attractions of Londonderry, including the Peace Bridge and the Peace Flame.

“The new signage will assist the significant number of tourists and local people who choose to explore the city and will enable them to enjoy the many attractions that the city has, while being informed of its rich history.”

Ascot Signs have been appointed by Council to carry out the manufacture and installation of the new signs.

Work has already commenced on the manufacture of the signage with all signage expected to be completed by October 31, 2015.

Mayor Elisha McCallion has welcomed the new signage panels, saying they will enhance the city’s tourism offerings.

“These high quality maps and interpretative panels will contribute to enhancing the attractiveness of the city centre’s public realm, as well as showcasing the city’s tourism attractions and providing information about what the city has to offer,” she added.