Whilst a lot of attention was going on with what was taking place in the Millennium Forum last weekend with the Sinn Féin Ard Fheis hundreds of other were attending a major exhibition next door in St Columbs Hall .
coordinator Mickey McCrossan said “We were pleasantly surprised with the number of people who attended the exhibitions and the feedback we received. Throughout Saturday afternoon we had hundreds of people through the doors of St Columbs Hall.
It was a major undertaking as we have never done an exhibition on this scale in the city before taking us from the lead up to the Easter Rising in 1916 right through to the present day.
There were stalls from counties right across Ireland telling their local history and it was important that we had the likes of the Ballymurphy Massacre campaign amongst others there.
A lot of people commented on many of the artefacts on display and particularly the Relatives for Justice Remembering Quilt.The quilt is a project for people who have lost someone as a result of the conflict in Ireland. The quilt is made up of squares which have been dedicated to individuals who have died as a result of the conflict.
These squares are designed and made by family members and friends who wish to remember their loved ones in a creative and positive way.