150th anniversary of the Derryveagh Evictions being commemorated this week

Today marks the the begining of the 150th anniversary of the Derrveagh Evictions, with a number of events taking place over the weekend.

Tomorrow, the Australian Ambassador Bruce Davis and local historian May Mc Clintock will be in Gartan to help launch "A Deathly Silence", a book written by Termon National School teacher Christy Gillespie and his class, telling the personal stories of the 244 people which were evicted over the three day operation.

Christy Gillespie says it's been a fascinating project..............

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