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Events to mark anniversary of death of Martin McGuinness

A series of events will be held in Derry over the next few days to mark the first anniversary of the death of republican icon, Martin McGuinness. 

The late Sinn Féin leader died on March 21, 2017, aged 66 after a brief illness, and a programme of events has been put together for the anniversary to celebrate his remarkable life and legacy. 

This evening, there will be an anniversary Mass in St Columba's Church, Long Tower, at 7.30pm. 

Tomorrow, a new portrait of Martin McGuinness will be unveiled in Parliament Buildings at Stomont where he served as joint First Minister for almost a decade. 

Members of the McGuinness family will be joined by Sinn Féin representatives and politicians from other political parties for the portrait launch at Stormont. 

On Saturday a GAA blitz will be held at Celtic Park in Derry  from 11am to 3pm as part of the anniversary events reflecting Martin McGuinness' lifelong love of gaelic games. 

On Sunday a fundraising walk, 'The Chieftain's Walk,' has been organised from Glenowen in Derry to An Grianán Fort in Donegal  at 1.30pm to raise funds for the North West Cancer Centre at Altnagelvin and raise awareness of amyloidosis. The walk has already attracted huge support and more than 1,000 people are expected to take part. 

On Monday, former Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams will share his memories of his decades of friendship with Martin McGuinness at a special event in Derry's Millennium Forum, 'Remembering the Chieftain' at 7.30pm. 

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  • The first edition of this new magazine will feature a 10 page special on the life and legacy of our leader Martin McGuinness to mark the first anniversary of his untimely passing.
  • It will include a personal reminiscence by Gerry Adams and contributions from the McGuinness family.
  • There will also be an exclusive interview with our new Uachtarán Mary Lou McDonald.

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