Mayor congratulates Dancing with the Stars sensation Damain McGinty
24 March 2023
The Mayor of Derry and Strabane, Councillor Dandra Duffy today welcomed local Dancing with the Stars finalist Damian McGinty to the Mayor’s Parlour, along with family and friends, for a special reception in acknowledgement of his fantastic achievement.
Damian and his wife Anna-Claire, and mum and dad Joanne and Damian senior, joined the Mayor today in the Guildhall to reflect on the Derry singer and actor’s whirlwind success in the Irish series, where he beat off fierce competition including Co Derry singer Brooke Scullion, to make it through to the Glitterball Final.
Speaking after the reception, Mayor Duffy said: “It was such a pleasure to welcome Damian and his wife Anna-Claire and family to the Parlour today. I felt like a proud Derry mammy welcoming him back to Derry where he first honed his talents for performing.
“Damian is always a great ambassador for our City and District, and he was absolutely fantastic on the dance floor throughout the series. He has done us all proud once again! I was delighted to extend congratulations on behalf of everyone and I look forward to seeing him back on our screens very soon.”