Ulster | Co Derry
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Coleraine (population 20,721) is home to the University of Ulster. http://www.ulst.ac.uk/campus/coleraine/. The university's 4,500 students live in and around Coleraine, which has a pedestrianised town centre with plenty of shops.

Some of the following are likely to be postponed or cancelled as a result of the foot and mouth crisis.

The Coleraine International Choral Festival is held at the university.
It was supposed to be held on March 23-24 in 2001, but it was postponed.

Coleraine Music Festival is scheduled for March 14-30 in 2001.

Coleraine Irish Folk Dancing Festival is scheduled for April 3-7 in 2001 in the town hall.

The North West 200 motorbike road race is scheduled for 19 May in 2001.

There are several golf clubs within easy reach along the northern coastline.

The Marina on Portstewart Road provides facilities for water sports.
Tel. +44 28 70344768.

Coleraine Leisure Centre on Railway Road has a swimming pool, water slides, and squash courts. Tel. +44 28 70356432.

The Jet Centre in Riverside Park has an ice rink, ten-pin bowling, children's adventure playground, and a 4-screen cinema. Tel. +44 28 70329909.

The Riverside Theatre at the University of Ulster. Tel +44 28 70323232.

There are just a couple of B&B's and one hotel in the town itself.

There are buses and trains to Belfast and Derry/Londonderry and one bus a day to Dublin, via Armagh and Monaghan. There is a good local bus service, serving the nearby coastal towns of Portrush and Portstewart.

Useful contact details for Derry
(When dialling from the Republic of Ireland, replace +44 28 with 048.)
Bus Station +44 28 70343334
Train station +44 28 70342263
Northern Ireland bus and rail information  
Police Station +44 28 70344122
Bank of Ireland +44 28 70344764
First Trust Bank +44 28 70352136
Ledu The Small Business Agency  
North West Regional Office +44 28 71267257
Tourist Information +44 28 70344723
Coleraine Borough Council  
Coleraine Hospital +44 28 70327032
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