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22/05/2014 - Red Arrows set to perform in Inishowen

The Red Arrows are set to perform to celebrate the official Race Start of the Clipper 2013-14 Race at Greencastle, Co. Donegal on Sunday 29 June 2014 are Mayor of Derry City Council, Councillor Martin Reilly, Mayor of Donegal Cllr. Ian McGarvey and Mayor of Limavady Councillor Gerry Mullan with Fiona McLaughlin and John Lynch 

 

Red Arrows to provide a stunning send-off to Clipper 2013-14 Round the World Yacht Race

 

The world-famous Red Arrows will take to the skies over the Lough Foyle area of the Inishowen Pensinsula  at the end of June with their display of daredevil aerial manoeuvres.

 

Brought to the North West by a partnership between Donegal County Council, Limavady Borough Council and Derry City Council, the RAF Red Arrows will perform their thrilling flying display as the stunning send-off to the Clipper 2013-14 Round the World Yacht Race on Sunday 29th June 2014, which will be taking place at Greencastle.

 

The distinctive red jets, which are this year celebrating their 50th display season, will execute their trademark formations, close-passes and dynamic loops and rolls at the mouth of the River Foyle between Greencastle in Co. Donegal and Magilligan/Binevenagh in Co. Londonderry.

 

Thousands of people are expected to descend upon the North West Coast to capture a clear vantage point of the Red Arrows’ stunning performance and celebrate the official Race Start of the Clipper 2013-14 Race at Greencastle, Co. Donegal.

 

Fiona McLaughlin and John Lynch from Scoil Cholmcille, Greencastle jumping with joy at announcement that the Red Arrows are set to perform to celebrate the official Race Start of the Clipper 2013-14 Race at Greencastle, Co. Donegal on Sunday 29 June 2014.  A show not to be missed. 

 

Mayor of Donegal County Council, Councillor Ian McGarvey said: “Along with my fellow Mayors from Derry City Council and Limavady Borough Council I am delighted to confirm the staging of this spectacular Red Arrows event.  I am sure this will attract visitors from across the region and beyond to the Lough Foyle area. Their exciting air display will be an excellent way to see off the Clipper Race as the fleet prepares to sets sail off the coast of Greencastle.  I hope that everyone who comes to Donegal has a safe and enjoyable time."

 

Mayor of Limavady, Councillor Gerry Mullan said: "I am delighted to welcome back the spectacular Clipper Race event and am looking forward to seeing the boats sailing into Lough Foyle past Magilligan Point. I wish all the crews a warm welcome to the area and hope they get the chance to explore all it has to offer when they come ashore."

 

Mayor of Derry City Council, Councillor Martin Reilly said: “It is a major coup to have the Red Arrows perform and their display will provide a suitably spectacular final flourish to our week-long LegenDerry Maritime Festival.   We are delighted to have been able to facilitate this in partnership with our friends in Limavady and Donegal, who are bringing the world-famous Red Arrows here.

 

“Our stunning North West coastline will provide the perfect backdrop for the official Race Start of the Clipper 2013-14 Round the World Yacht Race.  We are thrilled that thousands of local people will be able to share the celebrations and the spectacle on land, on the sea and now, also in the sky.”

 

Derry~Londonderry is the penultimate stopover for the Clipper 2013-14 Race, the world’s longest ocean race. After a gruelling journey of almost 40,000 miles, 11 month circumnavigation of the globe the City will welcome the 12-strong fleet of Clipper Race yachts back to the city, including its very own Derry~Londonderry-Doire yacht, with a weeklong LegenDerry Maritime Festival from 21st - 29th June 2014.

 

For information visit: www.govisitdonegal.com or www.clipperroundtheworld.com

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