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Mayor of Derry City and Strabane District Council, Councillor Michaela Boyle and An Cathaoirleach of Donegal County Council, Councillor Nicholas Crossan meeting with officials from the Appalachian Mountain Club (AMC), the Appalachian Trail Conservancy (ATC) and the International Appalachian Trail (IAT) in Boston to discuss ongoing development of the Ulster Ireland section of the International Appalachian Trail.

Ireland NW delegation discuss development of Ulster section of International Appalachian Trail

Members of the Ireland North West delegation who are currently visiting the United States, have met with various groups in Boston to discuss ongoing development of the Ulster Ireland section of the International Appalachian Trail. The North West delegation is made up of civic leaders, officials and education institutions from the Derry City and Strabane District Council and Donegal County Council areas who are in the US to explore opportunities for business and educational partnerships. The US groups the delegation have met with, include officials from the Appalachian Mountain Club (AMC), the Appalachian Trial Conservancy (ATC) and the International Appalachian Trail (IAT).

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Members of the O'Doherty Clan pictured in Ardmore Cemetery, during a visit to the grave of their ancestor Charles O'Doherty, who died in 1915. The visit to the cemetery was part of the O'Doherty Clan Reunion events held in the Beech Hill Hotel last weekend. DER4119GS ' 061

A unique O’Doherty clan gathering at Ardmore

It never happened, no-one knows why and at this stage no-one ever will. But it was all put to right last weekend over 115 years later at Ardmore cemetery. A unique gathering of the descendants of an old Derry family came together to have a memorial dedicated to the memory of Charles O’Doherty and his wife Mary Ann and their eight children.

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