RETRO PHOTOS SPECIAL! Memories of Derry Feis

These old photos from the archives of the Derry Journal feature prizewinners from Feis Doire Colmcille. A new book, jam-packed full of Feis photos from the 1960s, 70s and 80, will be available to buy from local outlets and online in the next few days. Be sure to get your copy!

By The Newsroom
Monday, 20th June 2022, 10:40 am
1965... Some of the over 100 entrants in the girls’ solo competition (8-10) gather in the Guildhall Minor Hall.
1965... Some of the over 100 entrants in the girls’ solo competition (8-10) gather in the Guildhall Minor Hall.
1963... St Patrick’s Girls’ choir, conducted by Mrs Quigley, winners of the Gregorian chant for girls.
1963... St Patrick’s Girls’ choir, conducted by Mrs Quigley, winners of the Gregorian chant for girls.
1962... Winners of the senior four-hand reel was this team from the McLaughlin School. From left are Barry Doherty, Evelyn Callaghan, Johnny McCallion and Marie Hamilton.
1967... Cissie Parlour, winner of the Fr McDaid Cup, the 'blue riband' of Feis Doire Colmcille.
1969... Dancers from the De Glin Academy who were prizewinners at the Feis. From left are Sean Monaghan, Deirdre Deeney, Danny Marley, Noeleen O'Hara, Vincent Taggart, Bridie Breslin, Dermot Walker and Anne McDaid.
1976... Sean Hickey, MacCafferty School of Music, winner of the boys' solo (under 8).
1977... The McLaughlin School team, winners of the Nellie Sweeney Cup in the Any Figure Dance (under 15) competition.
1978... Brian Logue, winner of the Lecky Memorial Cup for piano repertoire, with his teacher, Una McGinley.
1978... Eamon Devlin who was the winner of the senior boys' solo.
1979... Morna Regan (on right), winner of the verse speaking (under 11) competition, with runner-up Barbara Gallagher.
1979... The St Eugene's Brigini group who were winners of the folk dancing and bonfire dance competitions.
1980... The Henderson family who were winners of the family dance group competition. From left are Carol, Kay, Maoliosa, Philomena, Pat, Rose Marie and Deirdre.