Inishowen history group attend
MEMBERS of West
Inishowen History and Heritage Sociey took part in
the first public unveiling of the lifetime
collection of 20th century Derry archaeologist Mabel
Colhoun last weekend.
The event took place on Saturday as part of
Archaeology Day, exploring local history across the
Ms Colhoun's collection comprises many discoveries
by the "city’s trailblazing 20th century female
archaeologist" and includes historic photographs
from Inishowen and Derry, prehistoric artefacts from
local sites and exotic jewellery from ancient Egypt,
Greece and Rome.
Derry Mayor Hilary McClintock joined Kyleen Clarke,
niece of Mabel Colhoun, for the unveiling of her
lifetime collection at the Guildhall as part of
Included from left are
Roisin Doherty and Annie Casey, Derry City and
Strabane museum services; Mari McLaughlin, Liam
Gorry, chairperson, West Inishowen History &
Heritage Society; Ronan McConnell, museum services
and, from right, are John Hegarty, Denise Henry,
guest speaker, Richard Clarke and John McLaughlin.