The dramatic and horrifying events of September 9/11 will be vividly recalled when a major exhibition recalling the tragedy will be staged in Letterkenny from early September until late October.
Ground Zero 360 Degrees is stunning and thought-provoking exhibition of photographs, recordings and memorabilia from that never to be forgotten day in New York City when hundreds were killed in the terrorist attack on the Twin Towers.
And there’s a particularly strong Donegal connection to this stunning touring exhibition which has already been staged in Belfast, Dublin and Cork – as well as in the United States.
The exhibition is the brainchild of Paul McCormack, a former high-ranking New York Police Department officer who hails from Ballybofey and who was there on the fateful day.
Nicola McClean, from Dublin (who married him later) was a photo journalist in New York at the time and as the incidents unfolded she took numerous photographs.
Together they have assembled a stunning collection of images which along side the stories and recorded police messages of the day makes for a fascinating, yet sombre display.
Several months ago, Cllr. Dessie Larkin called for the exhibition to be brought to Donegal.
And recently he tabled a motion for the July meeting of Donegal Co. Council calling on the local authority to do everything in its power to facilitate the hosting of the exhibition in Letterkenny.
This week, Michael Heaney, the council’s Director of Community, Enterprise and Cultural Affairs, confirmed that the exhibition will be shown in the Regional Cultural Centre.
Meanwhile, Newtowncunningham based Wallace Media has been commissioned to make a number of video and tv reports on Ground Zero 360 and these can be seen at www.wallacemedia.com
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