Sinn Féin Councillor and local historian Mickey Cooper has welcomed confirmation that the a major new exhibition on the history of the Rosemount area will begin touring venues across the Outer West Neighbourhood Renewal area in the coming months .
Councillor Cooper, who wrote the historical content of the exhibition for the Outer West NRA on a voluntary basis, said he was certain it would increase community pride and also showcase the rich history of the Rosemount area to locals and visitors to the area:
“I was delighted to write the content for the exhibition and to collaborate with the Outer West NRA, CRAFT and the Nerve Centre in the project. The funding which was made available by Sinn Féin MLA Caral Ni Chulain when she was Minister for Culture has also been used to purchase a vehicle and other equipment that the Outer West organisation can use for other cultural events across the area.
The exhibition also includes a wide range of archive images from the Rosemount Historical Society, Guildhall Press and local historian and photographer Jim Collins, many of which have not been seen in public for generations.
When it is complete it will provide a perfect backdrop for the wide range of cultural events hosted by CRAFT and other cultural groups in the area and will showcase the rich history of the area to visitors from far and wide. Taken in tandem with the recent redevelopment of Brooke Park and the Creggan Burn Park, it marks another step in Rosemount’s renaissance as a cultural and leisure hot spot in the city”
Further details on the venues which the exhibition will tour will be available in the coming weeks.