OF TIMES GONE BY: Derry and Inishowen in pictures - October 1996
In October 1996 a massive new EU-funded parkland development at the Gasyard, designed to dramatically transform the shape of the Bogside, was confirmed; Tullyarvan Mill was one of only 14 buildings and projects around Ireland singled out by An Taisce, the National Trust for Ireland, for their outstanding contribution to the care of Ireland’s heritage and environment; and Derry writer Seamus Deane’s dream to win the prestigious Booker Prize with his first novel, Reading in the Dark, was dashed in London’s Guildhall. As ever the ‘Journal snappers were out and about.
By Kevin Mullan
2nd Nov 2021, 12:59pm
Updated 2nd Nov 2021, 12:59pm
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.