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Belfast bar offers free entry to all Derry Girls (and boys) in celebration of hit comedy

A bar in Belfast is offering free entry to all Derry Girls and boys this weekend - as long as they can prove their 'Derry-ness'.

In celebration of Channel 4's hit new comedy series Derry Girls, the Limelight's S**t Disco is hosting a 'pure Derry' party on Friday, January 26.

A post on the Limelight's Facebook page reads: "Derry Girls (and boys - we ain't discriminating) go FREE before 11.30pm.

"Please note, you must be able to prove you Derry-ness on the door...."

Meanwhile, as well as drinks promotions and competitions, the bar is also offering a Derry Girls themed visual show during the evening.

A spokesperson for the Limelight said: "I’m a huge fan of Derry Girls, it’s one of the funniest new shows I've seen in a long time, and it’s incredible that something made in Northern Ireland has ended up on network TV - and taken off so fast!

Paul - who’s the resident DJ at our Friday club night 'S**t Disco’ - had the idea of doing something to celebrate the show and it’s fantastic 90s soundtrack.

"We agreed the best way was to give a nod to the many Derry Girls who visit the Limelight - by letting them all in free. Derry Boys too - we’re not discriminating…."

Derry Girls premiered on Channel 4 earlier this month to rave reviews.

The series, created and written by Maiden City native Lisa McGee, follows the angst-filled lives of four schoolgirls - and one wee English fella - growing up in the city in the 1990s.

The first episode was Channel 4’s biggest comedy series launch in almost five years, pulling in around 1.6 million viewers.

Following this success Channel 4 announced it was commissioning a second series for next year, to include six episodes.

“Derry Girls is a blast of fresh air," said Channel 4's Director of Programmes Ian Katz.

"It’s everything we want from Channel 4 comedy: young, warm, brimming with new talent and rooted in an underrepresented part of the country. And a hit to boot. I’m delighted that we’ve commissioned a second series and can’t wait to see what Lisa does next."

“I’m absolutely delighted,” said McGee on the announcement of a second series.

“Derry Girls is such a special project for me and it means so much that the audience have taken to Erin and the gang so warmly. I can’t wait to start writing series 2.”

Series one of Derry Girls continues on Thursday, January 25 at 10pm.

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