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North’s tourism hugely boosted by Derry Girls Travel chief says city seen in humorous light

Gillian Nelis

Managing Editor

14th April, 2019
Louisa Harland, Nicola Coughlan, Saoirse-Monica Jackson, Dylan Llewellyn and Jamie-Lee O’Donnell in Channel 4’s Derry Girls

The hit Channel 4 comedy Derry Girls could in time be “transformational” for tourism in the city, according to the chief executive of Tourism Northern Ireland.

John McGrillen said the show, written by Lisa McGee, “couldn’t have come at a better time” for both Derry and the North in general.

“We’ve had all the negativity around Brexit and the backstop, which hasn’t been helpful,” he said. “But Derry Girls portrays...

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