Exhibition a huge success

One of the stands at the exhibition in St. Columb's Hall during the Ard Fheis.
One of the stands at the exhibition in St. Columb's Hall during the Ard Fheis.

An exhibition held in St. Columb’s Hall during the Sinn Fein Ard Fheis in Derry has been described a huge success.

Speaking to the Journal, Exhibition Co-ordinator Mickey McCrossan said “We were pleasantly surprised with the number of people who attended the exhibitions and the feedback we received. Throughout Saturday afternoon we had hundreds of people through the doors of St Columb’s Hall.”

He added: “It was a major undertaking as we have never done an exhibition on this scale in the city before taking us from the lead up to the Easter Rising in 1916 right through to the present day.

“There were stalls from counties right across Ireland telling their local history and it was important that we had the likes of the Ballymurphy Massacre campaign amongst others there,” he added.