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Derry Halloween Festival Traffic & Travel 2019
Derry City and Strabane District Council have
confirmed the traffic and travel arrangements for
the Halloween celebrations to ensure a safe and
enjoyable week for all.
There will be road closures in place from 5pm to
10pm on Monday 28th, Tuesday 29th, and Wednesday
30th to allow for Awakening the Walls. The closures
will take place on Magazine Street, Union Hall
Place, Butcher Street, Bishop Street within, Society
Street, London Street, Shipquay Street, Ferryquay
Street, The Diamond and Artillery Street.
There will be no parking on the above roads from
7am-10pm, except Shipquay Street – with no parking
there after 2pm.
Society Street Car Park will be closed on the 28th,
29th and 30th October and there will be restricted
parking at Bishop Street Car Park, with no access to
parking after 2pm and no exit from 5pm.
All cars parked within the walls must be removed by
Roads will re-open between 9.30 and 10pm each night,
once the area is clear of installation pieces and
Drivers are reminded that normal on-street parking
restrictions will be in place and that they should
avoid parking anywhere blocking entrances to
residences, businesses, or obstructing emergency
On Thursday, October 31st, there will be
restrictions in place to allow for the carnival
parade and fireworks display.
There will be single lane closures in place from
approximately 6 - 8:45pm for the parade along the
Strand Road, from Baronet Street to Queen’s Quay
Roundabout, and on Foyle Embankment.
The road will also be closed from 6 – 8:45pm on
Queen’s Quay Roundabout to Harbour Square
Roundabout, along with a section of the Strand Road
from Lawrence Hill to Water Street. Diversion routes
will be available during this time.
The Peace Bridge will be closed between 7.15pm -
Public car parks at Queen’s Quay, Victoria Market
and Foyle Street will be closed on Thursday 31st
October. Strand Road car park will be an accessible
car park only.
It’s important to note that all times are
approximate and that road closures/diversions will
be kept to the minimum length necessary to ensure
There will be event parking available in the
following city side car parks: Foyleside Shopping
Centre Car Park East, Foyleside West and Quayside
Shopping Centre, Foyle Road, Magee Campus (Lawrence
Hill), Strand Road, Victoria Market, Society Street,
Bishop Street, Carlisle Road and William Street.
There will also be parking available in the
following Waterside car parks: Alfred Street, Bond’s
Hill, Distillery Brae, Simpsons Brae, Spencer Road
Car Park and Waterside Health Centre and Oakgrove
No parking will be permitted along Baronet Street
and Fletcher Avenue.
On Hallowe’en night, vehicles stopping to drop off
passengers are advised to park in a safe location
and to avoid the immediate vicinity of Queen’s Quay,
the Limavady Road/St Columb’s Road junction in order
to minimise traffic congestion.
During Awakening the Walls, dedicated drop off zones
will be located on Whittaker Street from 5pm –
Awakening the Walls will take place from 6pm – 8.30pm
on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.
The Carnival Parade takes place on Thursday,
departing Queen’s Quay at 7.15pm and concluding with
the finale fireworks at 8.15pm.
The Derry Halloween festival will run from Saturday
October 26th until Friday November 1st.
Highlights include the Awakening the Walls trail
around the city centre, a Carnival Parade, the
Legenderry Halloween food event and of course the
For more information on Awakening the Walls and
Derry Halloween, visit