Martin McGuinness Peace Foundation Derry event to be shared online

A special reconciliation event hosted by the Martin McGuinness Peace Foundation and featuring a keynote address from US Congressman Richie Neal is to be broadcast online.

By Brendan McDaid
Wednesday, 19th January 2022, 3:21 pm

‘Reconciliation and Reflections’ took place at First Derry Presbyterian Church back in October and also featured contributions from Maria Doherty, representing the Foundation and the Rev. David Latimer, the former Minister at First Derry who struck up a remarkable friendship with the then Deputy First Minister.

Foundation spokesperson Paul Kavanagh said the online launch will take place this Sunday at 8pm and the event can be viewed from then on via the Martin McGuinness Peace Foundation Facebook page.

Paul Kavanagh said: “This was a very moving and special event which focused on Martin Mc Guinness’ work for reconciliation and the incredible relationships he built during his lifetime and his ongoing legacy of peace and progress. We are very grateful to Congressman Richard E. Neal, Co-Chairman of the bipartisan Congressional Friends of Ireland Caucus for delivering the keynote address and all the musicians and poets who also contributed so movingly on the night.

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“Obviously, given health restrictions, attendance had to be limited at the live event and for that reason it was recorded for broadcast to facilitate greater participation. We are now delighted to be launching the event online so that a much wider audience can experience what was a truly remarkable occasion.”