Some of the performers at the Creggan 50th Festival Midsummer Gala Evening held in St. Mary’s Community Centre. Seated, from left, are Mary Crumley, festival organiser, Bernadette McFarland, Teresa Moore, Patricia Mulkeen (The Creggan Belles), and John Peoples, director, St. Mary’s Choir. Back, from left, are Aine McDevitt, Jim McDermott, Pat Lynch, Gerry Doherty, Eddie Kerr, Kevin McCallion, cast of ‘The Walls of Derry’, Cora Baker, producer, Dougal McPartland, Phil McGerigal, Paddy Nash and Declan McLaughlin (Screaming Binlids). At front is Kevin Kerr.
Some of the performers at the Creggan 50th Festival Midsummer Gala Evening held in St. Mary’s Community Centre. Seated, from left, are Mary Crumley, festival organiser, Bernadette McFarland, Teresa Moore, Patricia Mulkeen (The Creggan Belles), and John Peoples, director, St. Mary’s Choir. Back, from left, are Aine McDevitt, Jim McDermott, Pat Lynch, Gerry Doherty, Eddie Kerr, Kevin McCallion, cast of ‘The Walls of Derry’, Cora Baker, producer, Dougal McPartland, Phil McGerigal, Paddy Nash and Declan McLaughlin (Screaming Binlids). At front is Kevin Kerr.

NOSTALGIA: Derry and Inishowen in pictures - June 1997

In June 1997 another march crisis was looming following an Orange Order pledge to parade through Derry city centre on July 12; President Mary Robinson told a large gathering of Carndonagh residents who turned out to greet her during a visit that the occasion rekindled fond memories of the town where she spent many of her summer holidays; and SDLP leader John Hume departed for Santa Clara, California, to receive an honorary doctorate from the University of Santa Clara. The ‘Journal’s’ photographers were out and about.

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