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Foyle Maritime Festival wins at NW Business Awards

Loughs Agency are delighted that the Foyle Maritime Festival won the Best Tourism Event at the 2017 North West Business Awards.

Loughs Agency were a key partner in the Foyle Maritime Festival and driver of the on the water activity taking place over the maritime event. The programme included sailing, canoeing, curraghs, rowing, angling, river tours to mention a few.

The Agency engaged with local clubs and associations to put on a programme of activity that ensured the visitors and locals had the opportunity to access and experience the Foyle from a different perspective, or for the first time!

Kevin Wilson, Director of Development said ‘sailing, rowing, canoeing and other water based sports and activities can provide an opportunity to relax, exercise or even take it to a competitive level. The clubs and associations, based on our own doorstep, have a great social aspect to them as well and I’d encourage anyone who is interested to get in touch with them directly or Loughs Agency to find out more.’

The Foyle Maritime Festival was a wonderful opportunity demonstrate the capacity that the Foyle has to organise and host maritime events on an international scale. The events were brought to life by the vibrant and energetic people of the City and surrounding areas and the Loughs Agency would like to thanks everyone involved, particularly those at Derry City & Strabane District Council, Foyle Port and Clipper, not to mention all the volunteers including our own Foyle Ambassadors who helped make the event such as great success.

Here’s a wee reminder of what visitors and locals thought about the 2016 Foyle Maritime Festival.  Click here to play video.


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