RETRO PHOTOS SPECIAL! Derry Feis in the 80s

Let’s take a trip down memory lane - 1983 and 1984 to be exact - to feature prizewinners from Feis Doire Colmcille. The Derry Journal has just published a new book jam-packed with Feis photos from its archive. Be sure to get your copy.

By The Newsroom
Wednesday, 29th June 2022, 11:01 am
1984... Pupils from St Columb's College who were prizewinners at the Feis. From left are Michael Harkin, Gavin Coyle and Samuel Burke.
1984... Pupils from St Columb's College who were prizewinners at the Feis. From left are Michael Harkin, Gavin Coyle and Samuel Burke.
1984... Winning violinists at Feis Doire Colmcille.
1984... Winning violinists at Feis Doire Colmcille.
1984... Proud medal winners.
1984... Mary McLaughlin, school principal, with members of her team who were winners of various competitions at the Feis.
1984... Prizewinners in the recorder competition.
1984... Prizewinners at Feis Doire Colmcille.
1984... Eamon Sweeney, first in the heavy jig under 12.
1984... Jennifer Curran, Ashling McNulty, Clare McCallion and Donna Doherty, McLaughlin School, winners of the four-hand reel (under 12).
1983... Ruairi McFaul (on left), winner of the boys' verse (under 8), with runner-up, Emmett Rice.
1983... Ann Morgan and Maeliosa Bond, Henderson Academy, winners of the couples' dance.
1983... The McLaughlin School, with principal Mary McLaughlin, after winning the Any Figure Dance (under 16) competition. From left are Annette McLaughlin, Marie Anderson, Sharon McConomy, Aisling O'Donnell, Martina Anderson, Lisa McGinley, Michelle Gillespie and Fiona Campbell.
1983... Nazareth House PS, winners of the Unison Choir for Primary 1-Primary 3. On right is Sister Margaret, conductor.
1983... St Mary's Secondary School, Creggan, who took first and second places in the Irish history project (under 16) competition.
1983... St Mary's Secondary School, Derry, winners of the Irish Choral Verse (Post Primary) competition.
1983... Winners of the adult duet were Martina O'Hagan and Kathleen Walsh, of the MacCafferty School.