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County Derry – Contae Dhoire

Stepping up for her county is Derry city’s Maev McDaid – a sociologist, harpist and community volunteer.

Check out Maev’s video below in which she pays tribute to her hometown – ‘a very unapologetically politically–spirited city’ – and the ‘Derry girls’ of today and the past. She talks about its strong musical tradition, walking across the Peace Bridge to take in the city and its monuments and murals.

Maev is in the process of submitting her PhD at the University of Sheffield, exploring the needs and experiences of older Irish migrants in England. 

She also volunteers with Irish in Britain as one of our Cuimhne champions and, in her video, urges others to get involved in community projects and outreach.

Photos courtesy of Brendan Harkin

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