We need museum on the Protestant exodus from Londonderry

Letters to Editor
Letters to Editor

I note with interest the media attention given to what is known as the ‘Bloody Sunday’ exhibition re the reopening of a “museum” in the Bogside area of Londonderry.

Having witnessed a bloody Sunday myself on the streets of Enniskillen in 1987, sadly the same level of attention has not to date been forthcoming for this area of Fermanagh.

I might also add, how appropriate a museum would be highlighting the mass exodus of namely some 18,000 people from the city side of Londonderry from 1969 to the 600 odd Protestant population left today, just 3 per cent of the regional population.

Men, women and children fled their homes in what must be one the greatest mass exodus of people in western Europe.

The reality of much of Londonderry like many other regions need the platform of a centre to highlight such stories that sadly don’t get the same level of attention.

We have a story that needs to be told. I hope that this will be forthcoming in the not to distant future.

Raymond Farrell, DUP councillor, Fermanagh