Lyra McKee Tribute
On 18 April 2019, Lyra McKee was fatally shot during rioting in the Creggan. Her senseless death profoundly affected everyone in Ireland. As the first anniversary of Lyra's death approaches, we will present a tribute. What made Lyra so special? Why did her murder have such an impact locally, nationally and internationally? What inspired Theresa May, Leo Varadkar, President Michael D. Higgins, Arlene Foster and Mary Lou MacDonld to come together and attend Lyra's memorial service in St.Anne's Cathedral? Our guests include Nichola Corner (Lyra’s sister), Fr Martin Magill, whose oration provoked an unprecedented standing ovation as well as those who worked with Lyra and knew her well. The evening will also include both archive film and an actress who will read extracts from her work.
Facilitator: Peter Weil, MA (Cantab)