By Conor McClean
An animated video celebrating the history of Derry has been produced as part of Heritage Week.
O City, City on the Foyle has been created by an in house team at Derry City and Strabane District Council with funding from the Irish Walled Towns Heritage Event Grant 2020.
The Msyor, Cllr Brian Tierney, says that the video shows off the ‘physical fabric,’ of Derry’s heritage and landscape.
“This animation video is a really innovative and captivating piece of work that has been carefully and thoughtfully produced and developed by a cross-departmental team within the Council, including our heritage, regeneration, museums and visitor services, and our marketing teams.
“It’s a vibrant video which also uses the spoken word to deliver a poetic story about the history of the Walled City – weaving together the passage of time with the physical fabric of the city that we know and interact with today.”
“It is a celebration of the heritage on our doorstep, of what Derry has to offer, and of the people who have been an integral part of that journey. It’s also a strong encouragement for others to visit, see and experience all of this rich history for themselves when it’s safe to do so.”
“We felt that after an incredibly difficult year for everyone across the city, this was a perfect opportunity to focus on everything that we love about it, to take that pride and to share it as far and as wide as we could so I would encourage everyone to go online and check it out.”
O City, City on the Foyle is available to view on the Council’s website, YouTube channel and other social media accounts.