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Council celebrates Burns with lunchtime celebration event

27 January 2017

27th January 2017

Council’s official ‘Burn’s Night’ celebrations took place at Artigarvan Hall on Friday 27th January. Organised by Derry City and Strabane District Council’s Community Relations team the free lunchtime event honoured Robert Burns, Scottish and Ulster Scots heritage with food, dance, music and of course some of Burns poetry.

The Deputy Mayor of Derry City and Strabane District Council, Councillor Jim McKeever who attended the celebration said it was a great to see so many turn out for the event and celebrate together, ‘I’d like to commend the Community Relations Team at Council, James Kee and everyone who took part in the celebration.

‘I enjoyed learning all about Robert Burns, our historic links with Scotland, our shared traditions and the origins and development of Ulster Scots in Northern Ireland and of course the ‘wee hootenanny’.

‘It was great to see people from all communities, backgrounds and areas enjoy and support the event. Council continuously works to deliver a good relations strategy throughout the city and district to encourage this type of sharing and understanding of cultures and societies that make up our city and district.’

ENDS

Further press information can be obtained by contacting the Communications Section of Derry City and Strabane District Council. Tel 028 71 376583.