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.
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 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
Tuesday, 2nd November 2021, 12:59 pm
Updated Tuesday, 2nd November 2021, 12:59 pm
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