Celebrations in Drumfries as centre officially opens

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There were celebrations in Drumfries, Inishowen last week as the long-awaited new community and heritage centre was officially opened.

Hundreds of the community gathered for the official opening by Tom O’Neill, son of the late Tip O’Neill. Tip O’Neill was a former Speaker of the US House of Representatives and had family connections to Drumfries.

Pictured at the official opening of the Sliabh Sneacht Centre, from left, Cllr. John Campbell (County Chairman), Kevin Doherty, Tom O'Neill, Shelly O'Neill, Therese Murray (Massachusetts State Senate President) and Seamus Neely (CE DCC). '(DER-38-1609-GMI-11-CENTRE)

Pictured at the official opening of the Sliabh Sneacht Centre, from left, Cllr. John Campbell (County Chairman), Kevin Doherty, Tom O'Neill, Shelly O'Neill, Therese Murray (Massachusetts State Senate President) and Seamus Neely (CE DCC). '(DER-38-1609-GMI-11-CENTRE)

A room at the centre has been dedicated in his honour and hundreds of people gathered in Drumfries for the official opening.

Chairperson of the Sliabh Sneacht centre committee, Kevin Doherty, said he had “no doubt” the centre would enhance the “social, cultural and economic development of the wider Inishowen region.”

Watch some of the highlights of the day in this slideshow.