Derry Hallowe'en traffic advice
TENS of thousands of
revellers are expected to line the streets of Derry
tomorrow night as the popular annual Banks of the
Foyle Hallowe’en Carnival gets underway.
Members of the public are advised that there will be
some disruption to the regular flow of traffic
throughout the city centre, resulting in some delays
as the parade makes its way along the upper Strand
Road and Quayside area.
Fireworks display at Banks of the
Foyle Hallowe’en Carnival in Derry.
Motorists should allow
a little extra time when planning their journeys on
Friday evening, and where possible avoid the main
parade route area until the festivities have ended.
Anyone who plans to attend the festivities should
note that the carnival parade commences at 7pm and
will exit from the Queen’s Quay Car Park beside the
Derry City Council offices. From there it will turn
up Boating Club Lane and proceed along the Strand
Road and around the Harbour Square Roundabout before
returning back to the Queen’s Quay Car Park along
the Queens Quay, where it will end at approximately
7.50pm. The parade will be followed by a spectacular
fireworks display on the River Foyle, starting at
8pm. Due to its nature, the best location to enjoy
the event will be from a position along Queen’s Quay
and there will be an accessible viewing area for
people with disabilities located on the Queen’s Quay
opposite the City Hotel.
It’s advisable that disabled persons with mobility
impairments who wish to avail of this area, plan to
arrive a little earlier in order to ensure unimpeded
access before the surrounding areas become heavily
Where possible, the public are strongly advised to
use the public transport system or to consider
walking to the event.