RETRO PHOTOS SPECIAL! Remembering Derry Feis

These photos from back in the day feature prizewinners at Derry Feis. Hundreds of similar photos - dating back to the 1960s, 70s and 80s - will be published in a new book that will be available to buy from local outlets and online in the next few days. Make sure you get a copy!

By The Newsroom
Tuesday, 21st June 2022, 8:50 am
1978... Successful feis pupils in Irish vocals and descant recorder from Carnhill Secondary School. Front, from left: Donna Browne, Gina McChrystal and Siobhan McDermott. Back: Brenda Crossan, Elaine Nixon, Kathy Wade, Louise Doherty, Donna Ward and Lorraine McGeady
1978... Successful feis pupils in Irish vocals and descant recorder from Carnhill Secondary School. Front, from left: Donna Browne, Gina McChrystal and Siobhan McDermott. Back: Brenda Crossan, Elaine Nixon, Kathy Wade, Louise Doherty, Donna Ward and Lorraine McGeady
1967... These entrants did well in the girls’ solo. From left: Mona McCloskey, Maud Grant, Siobhan O’Hara, Bernadette Murray, Mary Kelly, Eloise Foster and Rosemary Crossan
1967... These entrants did well in the girls’ solo. From left: Mona McCloskey, Maud Grant, Siobhan O’Hara, Bernadette Murray, Mary Kelly, Eloise Foster and Rosemary Crossan
1976... Austin O’Donnell scored a hat-trick in the boys’ vocal competitions, winning the solo, sacred solo and children’s solo (under 16).
1975... Eamon Carton, first in the boys’ solo (under 10), and Marie Murray, St Eugene’s PS, first in the girls’ solo (under 10).

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1976... Winners of the ladies' trio are, from left, Margaret McCartney, Briedge O'Connell and Ursula Clifford.
1976... Pat McGrory, winner of the Maureen Downey Cup for most promising competitor in speech and drama.
1977... Jennifer Peoples, winner of the descant recorder (10-12), and Karen Kelly, first in the girls’ verse speaking (9-10).
1978... Timothy Hutton (left) took first place in verse speaking (10-12) and his brother Brian was first in the under-10 section.
1979... Brendan Donnelly, winner of the boys' solo (8-9 years).
1979... Derry Feis prizewinners Sean and Grainne McGeehan.
1980... Rosemount PS choir (under 12), winners of the Gregorian Chant, Sacred Music and Irish Choral Speaking categories.
1980... St Patrick's PS, Pennyburn, winners of the descant recorder ensemble.
1980... Children from St Eugene's Infants' PS, Francis Street, who were prizewinners at the Feis.
1981... Aisling Martin, winner of the Maureen Downey Cup.
1982... Prizewinners in dancing. From left are Lorraine Cullen, Bronagh Morris, Orla Leppard, Maeliosa Bond and Claire McCallion.
1983... Ray Kelly who won the sight test (over 16).
1984... Winners of the under-12 three hand reel are, from left, Lynn Irwin, Sinead O'Doherty and Sharon Lynch.
1986... Brenda, Denise and Ciara Barron, Buncrana, who took eleven first prizes in the solo and group instrumental competitions.
'Derry Feis - The Golden Years'.