Martin Mc Guinness Foundation to host major reconciliation event

A major reconciliation event is to be hosted by the Martin Mc Guinness Peace Foundation in First Derry Presbyterian Church it has be revealed. Explaining the significance of the venue, a spokesperson for the Foundation said: “During his time as deputy First Minister, Martin worked tirelessly to help secure the funding for a million-pound refurbishment of First Derry Presbyterian Church …

Martin McGuinness 4th Anniversary

Weekend of Events (March 2021) Friday 19th @ 7pm – Remembering the Chieftan: In Conversation with Gerry Adams Saturday 20th @ 7pm – Announcement of Poetry Competition winners Sunday 21st @ 7pm – Launch of new Portrait by Tony Bell All Events Live on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MartinMcGuinnessPeaceFoundation

Chieftan’s Walk

In 2018, on the first anniversary of his passing, Martin’s family launched the Chieftain’s Walk. Thousands of people participated in the Walk from Creggan Country Park to An Grianán Fort, a place Martin loved to visit. In 2019, the Chieftain’s Walk took place from Ebrington Square, a former military barracks, across the Peace Bridge to the Brandywell. The route encompassed …

Gaelic Games

In 2018, alongside the Chieftain’s Walk a Gaelic games competition was launched. In 2018 the games included football for boys under 10 and 12. This involved 8 clubs and 240 young people all from local clubs. In 2019 the games, again involving local clubs, were extended to include Hurling and Camogie and saw 740 your people participating in the competition. …

Fly Fishing Competition

People will be aware of Martin’s love of fishing, particularly fly fishing. 2018 saw the inauguration of a Fly-fishing competition held at Fullerton’s Dam. In 2018 the competition winners were Gerry O’Hara, Shane Crumlish and Peter McLaughlin. In 2019 the competition winners were Paul Whoriskey, Archie Whoriskey and Danny McLaughlin. In 2020 the competition had to be postponed due to …

Future events

Talks/interviews The Foundation is planning a number of talks and interviews with those who knew and worked with Martin. Poetry competition Martin had a deep love of poetry. To coincide with Martin’s anniversary and with World Poetry Day, on 21st March 2021, the Foundation has launched a poetry competition. The competition will be in two sections, under 18 and 18+, …