Officials in the north west are planning to set the region alight when the Paralympic torch relay arrives later this month. Strabane and Londonderry are two of seven locations across Northern Ireland which have been chosen to host the flame.
Flame beacons lit from a cauldron at Stormont are due to arrive on Strabane on Saturday, August 25 between 12pm and 4.30pm and Waterloo Place in Derry on the same day from 2pm to 5pm.
Strabane District Council's chairman, councillor Thomas Kerrigan, speaking at the launch of the celebrations in the town yesterday, said: “This is going to be a fantastic day out.
“We have lots of fun events and activities planned and I would encourage everyone to come to Strabane and get involved. I am so pleased that Strabane district has been chosen.”
Celebrations will also take place in Belfast, Cookstown, Newry, Lisburn and Carrickfergus.