Entries by Ciaran McKane

Strabane Community Project’s ‘Grass Roots Café & Food Market’ joint winner of £2k Social Enterprise Competition

Strabane Community Project’s new ‘Grass Roots Concept’ has been announced as a joint winner of this year’s £2k Social Enterprise Competition run by Derry City & Strabane District Council as part of Enterprise Week 2019. £2,000 from the Council’s ‘Social Enterprise Innovation Seed Fund’ was up for grabs recently at Strabane District Caring Services as […]

PGA pros complete for 15k prize pot

Professional and amateur golfers are teeing up for the Walled City of Derry & Strabane Pro Am Tournament, which will take place on August 24 and 25. As one of the largest events in this year’s PGA calendar, and now in its third year, the tournament hosts 52 teams and a total of 208 golfers. […]

Devine brings feel good factor back to Brandywell

The last few seasons at Derry City Football Club have been far from vintage, but there is a growing feeling around the recently renamed and refurbished Ryan McBride Brandywell Stadium that the club is back moving in the right direction. Last season’s 8th place finish in the SSE Airtricity League Premier Division table and the […]

World class performers swing into town for jazz fest

Northern Ireland’s biggest and best Jazz Festival returns this May Bank Holiday weekend, with a headliner performance from Tainted Love singer Marc Almond. More than 70,000 revellers are expected to descend on the city for the annual celebration, which is now in its 18th year. Jazz and big band artists from all over the world […]

Top diplomats visit city

A high-level delegation of senior UK diplomats visited Londonderry in Feb as part of a two day visit to gain a wider understanding of the political structures, strengths, and unique offer of Northern Ireland. The visit was an opportunity to engage local interests and discuss how the Foreign and Commonwealth Office with other partners, is delivering support […]

Chinese Consul General visits city

The Mayor of Derry City and Strabane District, Councillor John Boyle, this week welcomed the Chinese Consul General to the city for a colourful celebration of the Chinese New Year. A series of events took place at venues across Derry showcasing elements of traditional Chinese culture including a Chinese dragon dance performance, music and cuisine, […]

Derry gamers in UK-wide New Radicals list

Three local women who use video games to explore social issues including LGBT rights and racism have been named in a prestigious list of 50 New Radicals. Derry-Londonderry-based company Kippie C.I.C. was founded by Katherine Rowlandson, Caroline Anderson and Justine Scoltock in 2016. Katherine explained: ” While many people perceive video gaming as being negative […]