Summer Bucket List

It seems you all love a good list as much as me, so here’s my list of top things to do this summer

  1. See the Clipper boats arrive into the City during the Foyle Maritime Festival (watch the Derry~Londonderry boat arrive in back in 2013 here)
  2. Visit the beautiful Oakfield Park in Raphoe, have a picnic in their picturesque gardens and take a trip on the mini train.
  3. Walk the greenway
  4. Go to one of the Music City events between 4th-10th July
  5. Visit the all new Walled City Market, on the first Saturday of every month. Next one is 2nd July
  6. Visit the Untold Stories exhibition in Tower Museum (My great grandfather Thaddeus McErleans Diary is on display!) runs to 29th June.
  7. Walk the walls with Martin McCrossans Award winning tours
  8. Coen Brothers fans will love ‘The Big Lebowski’ themed night on 23rd June at Brunswick Moviebowl
  9. Join a circus class #Inyourspace
  10. Take a tour of the new Siege Museum 
  11. Go along to Bennigans Jazz Club @DerryJazz
  12. Join a cookbook club – From Scratch cookbook club 
  13. If you are between ages of 12 and 21 go along to the Interact Youth Festival 
  14. Take a course at the Fashion Hub, choose between weaving, fashion styling, how to draw like a fashion designer or learn adobe illustrator all details on the blog here
  15. Do the Waterside Half marathon – register here
  16. Or not so energetic have afternoon tea at the sublime Bishops Gate Hotel
  17. Visit Clipper Race Kitchens between 14th-17th July full prog here
  18. Do a Big Legenderry swim on 19th July
  19. Go to the Celtronic Music Festival from 29th June – 2nd July
  20. And of course – go on a #madeinderry food tour and experience the best food and drink our beautiful city has to offer!


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Is a #madeinderry food tour for me?

If you aren’t sure whether to come on a tour, read on to find out why you should!

  1. Experience the best of Derry’s food and drink scene all in one afternoon. You will visit 6 eateries and a pub (of course!) You will taste over 30 different food and drinks. You will need to bring your appetite and leave the car at home! *some clues to where we visit in photos below!*
  2. Learn about all the amazing local producers we have here. It is unbelievable the standard of local produce we have in the North West.
  3. To do something different. An alternative to a night out, or a pub crawl, a #madeinderry food tour gets you ‘under the skin’ of our beautiful city. Bespoke and private tours are available for hens/corporate and tourist groups.
  4. To met the people behind the food – chefs, brewers and owners. Connect with the passionate people in the city. Theres nothing like getting to know the person behind the food, learning their story and feeling their passion.
  5. Met new people. We take a good sized group on each tour and by the end of the four hours lots of new friends are made.
  6. To find out about the City through the eyes of a local! The food tour developed from a desire to connect people to our beautiful city through the amazing food scene. The hospitality sector has grown so much in the past few years and I think we should be shouting more about just how good it is!

Book a space on Saturdays 19th November tour here

Tickets £47 pp

food tour


The tour starts from building Eighty 81 in Ebrington at 12pm and lasts approximately 4 hours

You should dress for the weather – it is a walking tour so wear comfy shoes and bring a raincoat!

If you have any food intolerances please let me know when booking and we will do our best to accommodate where possible.

Read reviews from previous tour here

Any questions at all please feel free to contact me or on facebook

I look forward to welcoming you on a tour! 🙂

Well hello weekend…

…you’re looking well 🙂

A snapshot of some of the things happening in the City this weekend

  1. The BBC are here filming ‘Love in a Day’ capturing people doing things they love – organised events, walks, hobbies etc.The cameras will begin rolling at midnight on Friday 17th June through to midnight on Saturday 18th June and they are also inviting the general public to upload their videos showing them doing what they love during that day.
  2. We are celebrating our renewed Purple Flag status. We all knew it – but Derry really is a great night out! #safe #diverse #entertaining #enjoyable
  3. Its Fathers Day! If you still haven’t haven’t got the main man something yet, then why not grab a gift voucher for a tour. Better yet come on one with him and enjoy the City and our delicious food together. Available here

Check out Derry Live List for full listings of whats on

Also plan ahead to Next weekend

  • are you ‘Hard Enough? Hard as Oak – the 10k obstacle race is on 25th & 26th. Its the hardest in Ireland! Good luck to all the Million Dollar Fitness crew taking part on Saturday, they are an awesome bunch #teamwork
  • The NEXT FOOD TOUR  – tickets here

    If you’d like a slightly less challenging, not so many obstacles and more welcoming faces, scrummy food, mouthwatering drinks and lots of it then come and join me on a food tour! Saturday 25th is our second tour and after the success of the first one the tours are booking up well in advance which is fantastic. If you are interested you can get tickets here Don’t panic if there’s none left there will be more tours over the summer – see availability

food tour

We are now also on Instagram if you’d like to stay up to date with all things #madeinderry give us a ‘wee’ follow!


A Good List


I LOVE  a good list, so here is a round-up of the first tour in 15 points!

  1. 15 enthusiastic people
  2. 8 different stops
  3. 1 gorgeous sun
  4. 7 different drinks
  5. One and ONLY Peace bridge
  6. 10,000 steps (Yes you will get your daily recommended step target in. But don’t worry its all on the flat & you gotta build your appetite between stops!)
  7. 1 Anniversary
  8. 2 Birthdays
  9. 15 new friends
  10. Over 100 new connections made with our local businesses and producers
  11. 1 return visit to a stop immediately after the tour finished. Success in itself
  12. 15 full bellies and satisfied faces
  13. 1 goodie bag
  14. 5 lovely reviews here

Book for our NEXT tour on Saturday 25th June Here

Stuck for a Fathers Day pressie idea?

 What about a food tour voucher? here


Fathers Day

Just incase you might have forgotten – its fathers day THIS Sunday!

If you haven’t managed to pick the perfect gift yet, why not get him a food tour voucher?

Give him the gift of a food & drink experience in beautiful Derry~Londonderry.

Gift vouchers are available here

…Or better yet why do the tour aswell and have some quality time together!

fathers day