Today is the last day for the public to see David Best’s Temple on Corrody Road before it’s set alight on Sunday night.
Thousands of people have already visited David Best’s Temple at the Top of the Hill, and left their messages and mementos inside. The Temple and all its contents will be burned to the ground in a special ceremony on Saturday 21st March.
Tomorrow night everyone must have a ticket to see the burn up close. Tickets, priced at £3 per person or £8 per family (two adults and three children), are still available from the Millennium Forum and can be bought online, by phone or in person. Under-16s must be accompanied by an adult.
The Temple site will be closed to the public all day on Saturday 21st March. This is to prepare for the burn and make the site safe. It will re-open at 18:00 (6pm), providing all safety checks have taken place.
Large crowds are expected for the burn so please leave plenty of time for your journey
The Translink FY5 bus service has been extended for the Temple burn from Foyle Street to Gobnascale via Bards Hill, a five-minute walk from Temple however the public have been advised to walk if you can, it will be quicker
The burn will begin at 20:00 (8pm), weather permitting. It will last for approximately one hour.
Dedicated event car parks will be provided from 17:00 – 22:00 (5pm to 10pm) at the following sites: Immaculate Conception College / St Brecan’s High School, the Shared Future Centre, Irish Street. Spaces will be given on a first come first served basis. AA directional road signage will be in place.
This is an outdoor event in a field. Please make sure that you wrap warmly and wear sturdy footwear - walking boots, flat boots or wellies. Leave your heels at home!
Please also note that under 16s must be accompanied by an adult, and no alcohol will be allowed. There will be no food or drink outlets so you may want to bring a flask of tea to keep warm or something to eat. The event will not be suitable for dogs due to the number of people expected.
Tickets: Available from the Millennium Forum, online, by phone or in person from the box office.