Creggan tourism to be developed

Mickey Cooper pictured beside one of the new signs which focuses on the tourism assets of Creggan.

Mickey Cooper pictured beside one of the new signs which focuses on the tourism assets of Creggan.

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Two signs detailing Creggan tourism attractions have been installed in the area.

The two signs contain a map of Creggan and a detailed history of the area in both the Irish and English languages.

Mickey Cooper, Triax community tourism co-ordinator, described the signs a development of TRIAX’s tourism strategy for the the area.

“We’ve done a lot of work in and around the Bogside area but the next thing we wanted to do was show tourists what Creggan has to offer.

“The signs are located at the bottom of Eastway and at the Creggan Country Park.

“The history of Creggan is truly amazing. We have the City Cemetery where industrialists, two of the 1o hunger strikers and the victims of Bloody Sunday are buried.

“There is also St. Mary’s Chapel where the funerals of those killed on Bloody Sunday took place.

“Creggan’s history is as important to us as any other area and we want to make people aware of it,” he said.

Mickey has also worked on the sequel to Mary Holland’s 1979 documentary ‘Creggan’.

‘Creggan: A Sequel’ received its first public screening during last month’s Feile celebrations.

The film has yet to receive its final cut and Mickey said that many of the main television networks in Ireland have shown an interest in broadcasting it.

“A lot of work went into producing the film and although we are delighted with how it turned out we are still working on the final cut.

“‘Creggan: The Sequel’ is an amazing example of the role the area played in defining the history of Derry. It was a great project to be involved with and hopefully we’ll see it on the television in the not too distant future.”