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Foyle Legends

Tell Us Who Your Legends Are...
 
 
 

Translink ‘Foyle Legends' is a campaign designed to honour local heroes who have excelled in their industry and shine the spotlight on Derry-Londonderry.

As it travels across the city, the bus will pay tribute to the inspirational individuals and remind us of the incredible wealth of local talent. Perhaps it’s a sporting hero, an acclaimed actor or a musical genius – we’re encouraging everyone who’s proud of Derry-Londonderry to vote!

 
 

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Voting has now OPENED!
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Following public nominations and much deliberation, an independent judging panel have selected the Foyle legends to go through to the public vote - now it's over to you for the final say!
 
The two legends with the most votes will be announced at the grand unveiling of the official ‘Metro Legends' bus during Bus and Train Week, 5 - 11 June 2017.
 
 

Shortlist
The members of the Foyle Legends judging panel chose the six individuals for the following reasons:
 
Roma Downey
Roma Downey
Actress
Roma Downey is a major player in Hollywood, known for both her acting and producing talents. Best known for her role on 'Touched by an Angel', Roma also produced the Emmy-nominated miniseries 'The Bible'. Roma has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and she can often be found on lists such as Variety's '100 Most Powerful Women in Hollywood'.
 
 
Neil Hannon
Neil Hannon
Singer
One of Northern Ireland's most well-known singer-songwriters, Neil Hannon is the creator and frontman of the popular Divine Comedy. Neil has also composed music for hit shows 'Father Ted' and 'The IT Crowd'.
 
 
Phil Coulter
Phil Coulter
Musician
Phil Coulter is a Grammy-nominated musician and songwriter whose songs have been recorded by superstars like Elvis Presley and Sinead O'Connor. He received the Gold Badge from the British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors in 2009 and he co-wrote the winning song for the Eurovision Song Contest in 1967.
 
 
Martin O'Neill
Martin O'Neill
Football
Martin O'Neill OBE is the manager of the Republic of Ireland national football team. A star player in his own right, Martin played for Northern Ireland in the 1982 World Cup. He has also managed Leicester City, Aston Villa and Sunderland.
 
 
James McClean
James McClean
Football
James McClean is a Premier League footballer who plays for West Bromwich Albion and the Republic of Ireland national team. A former Derry City star, James played at UEFA Euro 2012 and UEFA Euro 2016 James is also known for his charity work and acts of kindness in Derry~Londonderry, including a donation to The House in the Wells and Foyle Valley House.
 
 
The Undertones
The Undertones
Music band
One of Northern Ireland's most famous bands, The Undertones rose to fame in the 1970s with their hit 'Teenage Kicks'. The band's success led to a touring slot with The Clash in the U.S. and numerous chart-topping hits.
 
 
 
 

How Does 'Foyle Legends' Work?
There are 4 steps to the 'Foyle Legends' campaign. From the initial nominations, right throught to the unveiling of the bus, after which the 'Foyle Legends' bus can be spotted on services across the Foyle area.
Step 1 - Nominations
Step 1 - Nominations
Simply nominate someone you feel is worthy of the ‘Foyle Legend' title. Legends should inspire you and act as outstanding ambassadors for the Foyle/Derry-Londonderry area. Nominations are open until 19 March 2017.
Step 2 - Judging Process
Step 2 - Judging Process
After all nominations have been received an independent panel of judges will meet to select a shortlist of nominees.
 
 
Step 3 - Public Vote
Step 3 - Public Vote
Then it is back over to the public for the final say. You must vote for one person, from the shortlist, who you think should be a 'Foyle Legend'. Voting will open on Monday 10th April 2017.
Step 4 - Bus Unviled
Step 4 - Bus Unveiled
The two legends with the most votes will be announced at the grand unveiling of the official ‘Foyle Legends' bus on Monday 5 June 2017 - The first day of Bus and Train Week 2017.
 
 
 
 

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