A NEW mural, highlighting the emergence of the Letterkenny Reunion, is to be unveiled in the town next month.
“For the people of Letterkenny and surrounding areas, it is important to recognise the first executive committee who put the whole idea into place,” Reunion chairperson, Dessie Kelly declared.
That first committee came into being in August 1991 and stemmed from a casual chat on the street by two old townies, Johnny Joe McCollum and Jimmy Sweeney who believed they should organise an event to attract emigrants back to visit the town of their birth and to meet up with the existing population.
As a result, the Letterkenny Reunion was organised every three years bringing, over the years, thousands back from all over the world to enjoy activities and the craic.
“A large amount of Letterkenny people have served on the committees over the past thirty years and thankfully many of them are alive and well although several have passed to their eternal rest,” said Dessie.
“It is important to recognise these people who gave up their spare time to assist making the town the place it is today. And so it was decided to locate a mural in thanks and recognition for everything they have done to provide for all the emigrants and Letterkenny people from all corners of the globe.”
The mural will be launched on Friday, September 15 at Lower Main Street adjacent to the Devlin Hall.
It will be unveiled by Cllr. Kevin Bradley, Mayor of the Letterkenny-Milford Municipal District Council, at 7.30pm
All are welcome to attend including any emigrants who may be around.