Golden Jubilee in Desertegney

Hundreds of people from across Inishowen and beyond gathered in Desertegney last week to celebrate the Golden Jubilee of its iconic church.

Our Lady, Star of the Sea Church was opened on August 23rd, 1954.

The Buncrana Accordion Band entertained outside the Church and hall.
The Buncrana Accordion Band entertained outside the Church and hall.

Exactly 50 years and one day later, the community came together to mark the momentus occasion, with a Mass celebrated by the Most Rev. Dr Donal McKeown, Bishop of Derry.

Following Mass, members of the congregation and community gathered in Desertegney Community Hall for refreshments and entertainment.

 

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