Who we are
The Foyle Civic Trust was established in 1989 for the following purposes in the area comprising the District Councils of Derry, Limavady and Strabane in Northern Ireland and the Inishowen Peninsula in the Republic of Ireland:
- To promote high standards of planning and architecture
- To provide education in geography, history, natural history and architecture
- To secure the preservation, protection, development and improvement of features of historic or public interest.
The Trust is managed on a voluntary basis by an executive committee and is a registered charity.
Chairperson: Peter Tracey
Vice Chairperson: William Lynn
Immediate past Chairperson: Paul McGarvey
Honorary Secretary: Mary McLaughlin
Honorary Treasurer: Austin Sammon
Dr Robert Murtland
Dr Liam Campbell
What we do
We undertake research and education projects about built and natural heritage; organise talks and events; monitor and comment on planning applications; and periodically compile leaflets and books. Funds are generated through sponsorship and membership, with grant-aid obtained to finance specific projects. The Foyle Civic Trust is a founder member of the Walled City Partnership, which manages the Walled City Townscape Heritage Initiative.
If you would like to become a member, please fill in the membership form.