FÉILE 2022

Féile 2022 ran from 13th – 20th August. Over 8 days in August, thousands of people from across the city and beyond came together in the Bogside, Brandywell, Creggan, Bishop Street and Fountain to laugh, dance, sing, debate, play, perform and celebrate everything that is great about these neighbourhoods where we live, learn, play, work, and visit.

Take a look at the highlight video of events below!

Féile 2022 would not have been possible without the support of our funders at The Executive Office, (Urban Villages & Communities In Transition), Derry City & Strabane District Council, Department of Foreign Affairs. Also, the invaluable collaboration of our many partners, groups, initiatives, volunteers and residents from throughout the Bogside, Brandywell, Creggan, Bishop Street and Fountain areas who came together to shape and manage this year’s programme of events. We couldn’t have done it without your help.

2022 jog bog

Thanks to:

Triax – Neighbourhood Management Team

SureStart Edenballymore

Gasyard Centre

Bogside and Brandywell Health Forum


Creggan Neighbourhood Partnership

In Your Space Circus

Derry City Football Club


Volunteer Investment Project

O’Neills Sportswear

The Ryan McBride FoundationNerve Centre

Cultúrlann Uí Chanáin

Museum of Free Derry

Bloody Sunday Trust

Pilots Row

Bluebell Arts Derry

Ulster Orchestra

Alliance for Choice Derry

Gasyard Development Trust

Sean Dolans Gac

Steelstown Brian Og’s GAC

Na Magha CLG

Doire Colmcille GAC

Martin McGuinness Peace Foundation

Doire Trasna CLG

Flip It

Cathedral Youth Club Fountain

Bronagh Gallagher



Jitterbug Jackson



Clodagh May Music

Kid Apollo

Inorganic Matter

Cora Harkin Music

Paddy McDonnell

Some superb seasonal events followed during the rest of 2022, including our Halloween celebrations and Streets Alive Christmas programme! You can see some of these below.


Féile Halloween 2022 heralded some spooky treats this year!


Féile’s Spooky Tales & Scary Trails event had audiences screaming! Thank you to everyone from

Triax – Neighbourhood Management Team

Volunteer Investment Project

New Gate Arts

St Cecilia’s College Derry

Peace Barriers Project

Cathedral Youth Club Fountain

for making such a brilliant night possible!

A Streets Alive Project funded by Urban Villages.


Féile’s latest Halloween film debuted last night! A Night to Remember follows the story of kids from Derry who, after a mundane night of trick-or-treating, try to rekindle some Halloween spirit. They decide to head to the Haunted House in Pilot’s Row, but what they find will turn out to be more than they’d bargained for…

Féile worked with local youth clubs to create the new film, including Bishop Street Youth ClubPilots RowCathedral Youth Club and Youth First.

The film stars Lily-Mae McMenamin, Keanan Duffy & Lucia Macari, alongside a host of young talent from youth clubs across the Bogside, Bishop Street and Fountain neighbourhoods. 

Thank you so much to Anna’s Cheeky Faces for the makeup and to Maureen Collins for her excellent portrayal of the old woman!

Quotes from Youth Leaders:

Jeanette Warke, Cathedral Youth Club:

It was lovely to see the young people all together. It was very moving and I would like to see more of this collaborative work!

Sibeal Duffy, Bishop Street Youth Club:

A beautiful event, and a great way to get our young people working together.

A Streets Alive project funded by Urban Villages.



Together Again Carol Service

At 1.30pm on Monday 19th August, 5 primary schools from the Urban Villages area got us into the Christmas spirit by delivering a stunning carol service in the Guildhall!

Thanks to Bogside and Brandywell Health Forum and all the teachers and children from St Eugene’s Primary School, Nazareth House P.S, Gaelscoil Éadain Mhóir, Long Tower Primary School and Fountain P.S. for their weeks of hard work. Also big thanks to Sandra Duffy Mayor of Derry City & Strabane District for coming and speaking too!

A Streets Alive project funded by Urban Villages.

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