Collection of local history files comprising of press cuttings and occasional pamphlets and annual reports relating to associations, notable events and individuals in the Derry area, compiled c.1980s-1990s. A card index to this collection is available. The following is a selection of some of the files that are available:

Sisters of Nazareth, Nazareth House, Derry

Sisters of Mercy

Desmond and Sons Shirt Factory


Convents, including the Mercy and Good Shepherd Orders

Northern Ireland Women's Coalition

Women's Aid

Women's Institute

Women's Refuge, Foyle Road, Derry

Women in industry

The Women's Action Committee

The Well Woman Centre, Derry

Western Health and Social Services Board Maternity Units

Nurses' strikes

The shirt industry

Nursery schools

One parent families

The Peace People

Actresses, such as Amanda Burton and Roma Downey

Musician, Ruth McGinley

Authors, Frances Molloy and Kathleen Coyle

Sister Maureen Coyle

Pilot, Amelia Earhart

United States Ambassador, Jean Kennedy Smith

Singer Mary Kerr

Anne Hasson

Mary Carson

Annie Colhoun

Sheila McClean

Kitty O'Callaghan

Janet Donaghey

Martha McClelland

Alma Mooney

Betty Beale

Geraldine McKeever

Debbie Barr

Anne Healy

AccessWhile generally access to material is open to researchers there may be restrictions on some collections.

The entries included here may not reflect the current holdings in Omagh Library. Please contact the librarian with any enquiries.

We are grateful to Maria Diamond and the staff at LibrariesNI for their help.

Repository NameDerry Central Library
Address35 Foyle Street Derry/ Londonderry
UK Postal CodeBT48 6AL
Telephone+44 28-7122-9990
Repository Web Address
CommentSome of the information listed from this repository has been extracted from lists available in the library. The lists were compiled by library staff and we are grateful for their assistance. Due to time constraints not all items in this repository were examined individually.

We are grateful to Maria Diamond and the staff at Libraries NI for their help in updating entries contained in the original Directory.