Some of the North West of Ireland Railway Society members, pictured in October 1996. They had been fighting for more than 25 years to preserve the long and historic tradition of the railway in the north west.
OF TIMES GONE BY: Derry and Inishowen in pictures - October 1996
In October 1996 a bitter behind-the-scenes row involving several Derry left-wingers broke out at the Labour Conference in Blackpool; John Gilliland, of the Brook Hall Estate, became the first farmer in the UK to win approval for a biomass project to supply electricity to companies on both sides of the border; gardaí arrested five men and seized a jeep, a boat, camouflage netting, food, sleeping bags, radio scanners and mobile phones in a major operation in Malin Head.
By Kevin Mullan
8th Oct 2021, 3:54pm
Paula McKay pours a cuppa for Robin Mullan, NI director, National Lotteries Charities Board, after he officially opened the Ballymagraorty Mothers and Toddlers’ Centre. Included, from left, are Lorna Murray, Shirley Deane, chairperson, and, on right, Oonagh Cusack.
From left, Aideen Doherty, IRDL, Michael Heaney IRDL manager, Leila Doolan, chairperson, Irish Film Board (Bord Scannán na hÉireann), Peter Johnston, Media Zoo, Dominque Griet and Joel Delanoue, projectionists, and Enda Hughes, BBC2 television when the CineMOBILE, a 100 seater lorry-mounted cinema, visited Carndonagh.
Thornhill pupils, from right, Louise Doherty and Christine McCauley, handing over a cheque of £800 to Rev. Donald McClean, whose church was damaged by fire. Included is Rev. Dr. James Mehaffey, Bishop of Derry and Raphoe.