Anger at £200K. damage at Derry Mormon Church
The Mormon congregation in Derry are faced with a £200,000 repair bill for damage caused to their church at Racecourse Road by vandals.
The damage at the building has been directly or indirectly attributed to vandalism especially since the troubles.
A spokesman for the congregation said the continuing vandalism was particularly upsetting to members of the church - the first Mormon place of worship to be dedicated in Ireland.
Many church members, he said, had contributed time, money and effort, with long hours of voluntary labour, in the four years it took to build it.
The spokesman said that, in recent years, the building had suffered all kinds of attacks - broken windows, blocked drains, theft, and attempted arson.
Inner City info
office opens at
An information office for the Inner City Scheme has been opened by Mayor of Derry, Councillor Marlene Jefferson.
The Inner City Scheme, part of the ‘If Stones Could Speak’ project, aims to provide jobs for the adults and training for the young people of the city while, at the same time, providing an exciting tourist attraction which would enhance the city.
The information office is located next to Littlewoods, in Waterloo Place.
On display at the office are exhibits of craftwork fro the Youth and Community Workshop including jewellery, art work and pottery.
Anyone is welcome at the office to ask any questions they may have or merely to wander in and have a look around.
Sunny weather draws the crowds
to Ballyarnett Races
The good weather at the weekend brought a large crowd to the Quigley Brothers’ Field, Ballyarnett, for the annual Ballyarnett Horse Races, organised by the Derry Horse Racing Committee.
The event was a success for the committee, it being one of the best organised events in the north west racing calendar.
Among those at the event was Mayor Marlene Jefferson while a running commentary was given on all the races by well-known singer-songwriter Phil Coulter, and the betting trend was given by Cathal Curley.
The feature race on the six race card was the Ballyarnett Derby (Open), run over two miles and sponsored by the course bookmakers.
The big race was won by Killeen Boy, ridden by Dougie Thompson.