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26/09/2021

Irish Open showed the potential of the North West and that “a new Derry is possible”- McCallion

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The Irish Open at Ballyliffin brought 90,000 visitors to the North West and showed the true potential of the North West to the world says Sinn Féin Foyle MP Elisha McCallion. “Over the past week we have seen somewhere in the region of 90,000 visitors come to the North West for the Irish Open and I have no doubt that Martin McGuinness would have been extremely proud of what the organisers have achieved after the work he carried out to ensure the tournament came to the North West,” said Ms McCallion. “The faith of the tournament’s organisers in holding the event in Donegal has been totally vindicated. Once again the North West has rose to the occasion. “Next up for Derry is the O Neill’s Foyle Cup and the Maritime Festival which will once again host the Clipper Round The World Race. “The week ahead will see tens of thousands of people visit our City for the Foyle Cup soccer tournament and the Maritime Festival. I want to welcome each and every visitor to the Region and I hope they experience the hospitality that is infamous across the globe” “These events showcase the region and its potential as a world class location. I will continue to use my role as the Political leader in this City with my party colleagues across the North West and other stakeholders to build on the ongoing work of promoting this region” “A new Derry is possible”

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