Plaques for James McCafferty, Dorothy Parke and Redmond Friel in Derry Feis 100th anniversary year

Plaques to James MacCafferty, Dorothy Parke and Redmond Friel are to be unveiled in Derry during the 100th anniversary year of the Derry Feis - an event with which they will be forever associated.

Tuesday, 11th January 2022, 6:14 pm
The late James MacCafferty
The late James MacCafferty

Members of the Derry City and Strabane District Council Business and Culture Committee were this afternoon told that the Ulster History Circle intends unveiling the plaques between February and April 2022.

Mr. MacCafferty (1915 -1995), a musician and teacher, was synonymous with the Feis in Derry and a plaque will be unveiled in his honour at Francis Street in April.

The work of Ms. Parke (1904 -1990), a teacher and composer, is still played at feiseanna.

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The committee was advised that it is hoped to erect a plaque in her honour during the100th anniversary of the Feis at St. Columb’s Hall.

There are also plans to honour Redmond Friel (1907-1979), musician, composer and teacher, with a plaque at Chapel Road Primary School in February.