'Foyle Punt' - a story of boat
A performance of 'Foyle
Punt' which tells the story of Philip McDonald, a
boat builder from Greencastle will take place next
Wednesday, 18 July at 8.30pm at the Prehen Boathouse
in Derry. The production is presented using an
eclectic mix of storytelling and narrative alongside
songs and music performed by Libyan-born Irish
singer Farah Elle and stories gathered by the
‘Change of Address Collective’.
'Foyle Punt' explores the changing and
increasingly difficult way of life for craftspeople
in rural artisan industries in Ireland through the
story of the McDonald family history.
The Foyle Maritime Festival taking place in Derry
from 14-22 July, provides the perfect setting to
showcase this experimental production that explores
the changing life of boat-building and the
challenges faced by seaside communities in the North
A performance of 'Foyle Punt' will
take place next Wednesday, 18 July at 8.30pm at the Prehen Boathouse in Derry.
Tickets for this
must-see production, priced £12 for general
admission or £10 concessionary, are available from
the Guildhall reception or online at
The public are asked to note that the performance
lasts for one hour and takes place both inside and
outside the boathouse so they should dress
accordingly. Facilities are available for all
attending and the event is wheelchair friendly.
The Foyle Maritime Festival celebrations will get
into full swing on Saturday July 14th, continuing to
Sunday July 22nd with a wide array of activities on
land and water. The main highlight of the festival
will be the Showcase Voyages and Parade of Light
event on the Friday night, June 20th which will be a
spectacular outdoor finale event on the Foyle from 9
pm to 11pm, before the fleet depart in a magnificent
Parade of Sail on Sunday 22 July at 1pm.
For further information on the Foyle Maritime
Festival and a full programme of events visit