A new heritage exhibition exploring the history of Limavady United F.C. opens at the Roe Valley Arts and Cultural Centre/Ionad Ealaíon agus Cultúir Ghleann na Ró in Limavady on Saturday 7 July at 12noon.
The exhibition, produced by Limavady Museum in partnership with Limavady United F.C., will showcase memorabilia such as programmes, shirts, scarves and programmes lent by local players and supporters alike. Object highlights will include the County Derry F.A. Challenge Cup and the Sherrard family medal collection, as well as items belonging to Gerry Mullan and Victor Wallace.
The original Irish Cup, which Limavady’s Alexander Football Club helped to purchase in 1880, will also be on display.
Victoria Newberry, Museum/Heritage Officer said: “The Irish Cup has never been on display in Limavady before and the Irish Football Association has kindly lent it to us for the exhibition. As Alexander was one of the founding members of the IFA, it is great to be able to display this historic cup in Limavady.”
Two special events will be taking place during the exhibition’s run.
On Wednesday, 25 July at 7pm, Vice Chairman of the club David Brewster will be conducting a heritage talk about the history of football in Limavady.
And on Thursday, 23 August at 7pm, past players and supporters are invited to attend a reminiscence session focusing on their memories of the club.
All are welcome to attend the opening of the exhibition on Saturday 7 July and admission to the exhibition is free. The exhibition continues in the Centre’s Ritter Gallery until 25 August. Galleries are open Monday-Friday 9.30am-5pm and Saturday 10am-2pm.
For further information, please contact the Arts Centre on Tel: 028 7776 0650 or visit www.roevalleyarts.com