Posts Tagged ‘ Londonderry ’

Jumping into Northern Ireland

Jan 8th, 2013 | By

As part of the Jump into Ireland campaign, Tourism Ireland is building on its 2012 campaign of getting us to visit Northern Ireland. Last year it was all about the Titanic centenary. This year the province has another big event to celebrate; the fact that Londonderry is the first ever UK capital of culture.



Derry: one of the best cities in the world

Nov 8th, 2012 | By

Derry has been named the fourth best city in the world



Derry-Londonderry Prepares for 2013

Jan 22nd, 2011 | By

In 2013 Derry-Londonderry becomes the first UK City of Culture but with still two years to go the city is preparing for the event. Planning is all important as it takes time to get us visitors accustomed to know where to look. Take a little thing like a website that just lists the events for example. As CD-Traveller knows from compiling its own events listings, it can take a while to just get all the organisers of those events to let you know about them, – if they do at all.



Londonderry/Derry is British Capital of Culture

Jul 16th, 2010 | By

Hot on the heels of the Ulster Museum winning the Art Fund Prize of £100,000 (see CD-Traveller 3rd July) comes the news that Londonderry is to be the first British Capital of Culture in 2013. Beating off competition from Birmingham, Norwich and Sheffield, (see CD-Traveller 22nd March), Londonderry-Derry, as the winning city was called, was announced on BBC’s The One Show last night.
Prior to the announcement, Norwich was thought to be the favourite until the final week but not having the unerring accuracy of Paul the Octopus, many people got it wrong. So congratulations to Londonderry-Derry.
What will the award mean?