Collection of c.2,500 photographs relating to the city of Derry and the surrounding area, 1870s-1960s. A card index to this collection is available.

The following is a selection of some of the photographs contained in this collection:

James Glass' photographic collection recording rural life in West Donegal, especially living conditions and farming methods, 1870s.

Photographs of women at work in Derry shirt factories, such as the Hogg and Mitchell's Factory, Margetson Welsh Factory, Lloyd's Factory, Atlee and Smith's Factory, Tillie and Henderson's Factory, the City Factory and Lyttle's Factory, c.1940s-c1960s.

A photograph of starch dollies in use in shirt factory, no date.

A photograph of the women's war effort in Limavady, no date.

A group photograph of the opening of a sale of work in Limavady, no date.

Unidentified family portraits, no date.

A photograph of the McCorkell family, no date.

A photograph of the McLaughlin family at Templetown, 1940.

A photograph of the Diver family at Lisahally, 1950s.

2 photographs of pilot, Amelia Earhart, no date, c.1930s.

A photograph of Mrs O'Doherty pictured with Fathers McGoldrick and McLaughlin, no date.

A photograph of Shelia Brennan pictured with Sammy Wray, no date.

Photographs of the artist, Joyce Cary, including a photograph of her with a governess, Joyce Cary's wedding photograph and Cary family photographs, including Joyce Cary's aunts and grandmother and a photograph of a sketch by Joyce Cary, no date.

Photographs of Mabel Colhoun, no date.

A photograph of Colmcille Ladies' Choir, no date.

5 photographs of the author, Kathleen Coyle and a photograph of her daughter, Michelle Ripley, no date.

A photograph of Creggan Parent and Toddler Association, no date.

Photographs of the Field Day Theatre Company, no date.

6 photographs of suffragettes, no date, c.1912-1914.

13 photographs of the travelling community, no date.

4 photographs of Jane Watters, benefactress of Nazareth House, Derry, with 3 photographs of Nazareth House, Derry, no date.

A photograph of the Women's Penitentiary, [?Derry], no date.


AccessWhile generally access to material is open to researchers there may be restrictions on some collections.
Century19th, 20th

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.