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Tuesday 26 May 2015

In Pictures: The Return of Colmcille in Derry

Scenes on the River Foyle in Derry during the weekend Return of Colmcille festival. Picture Margaret McLaughlin
Scenes on the River Foyle in Derry during the weekend Return of Colmcille festival. Picture Margaret McLaughlin
Pacemaker Press 08-06-2013: The Loch Ness Monster breathing fire arrives on the River Foyle to seek revenge on Colmcille who vanquished the monster 1500 years ago
Scenes on the River Foyle in Derry during the weekend Return of Colmcille festival. Picture Margaret McLaughlin
Killer whale Dopey Dick who returned for the first time since 1977 pictured during the People's Procession in support of St. Colmcille and the people of Derry as part of the Return of Colmcille pageant
A giant fish representing local produce and the fishing industry pictured during the People's Procession in support of St. Colmcille
Carnival colour and costumes during the People's Procession in support of St. Colmcille
A real Dame pictured during the People's Procession in support of St. Colmcille
Amelia Earhart returns to Derry during the People's Procession in support of St. Colmcille
Flying along the procession route, the Amelia Earhart tribute, during the People's Procession in support of St. Colmcille
The Flight of the Earls pictured during the People's Procession in support of St. Colmcille
The Loch Ness Monster breathing fire arrives on the River Foyle to seek revenge on Colmcille who vanquished the monster 1500 years ago
The Loch Ness Monster breathing fire arrives on the River Foyle to seek revenge on Colmcille who vanquished the monster 1500 years ago
Fashion through the ages during the People's Procession in support of St. Colmcille
One of the punk musicians pictured during the People's Procession in support of St. Colmcille
A giant fish representing local produce and the fishing industry pictured during the People's Procession in support of St. Colmcille
The Spanish Armada pictured during the People's Procession in support of St. Colmcille
Killer whale Dopey Dick who returned for the first time since 1977 pictured during the People's Procession in support of St. Colmcille
The Earls who took flight from teh North West pictured during the People's Procession in support of St. Colmcille
A real Dame pictured during the People's Procession in support of St. Colmcille
Amelia Earhart returns to Derry during the People's Procession in support of St. Colmcille
Flying along the procession route, the Amelia Earhart tribute, during the People's Procession in support of St. Colmcille
The shirt factory girls pictured during the People's Procession in support of St. Colmcille
The shirt factory girls pictured during the People's Procession in support of St. Colmcille
A baby bounces in a giant pram during the People's Procession in support of St. Colmcille
The Flight of the Earls pictured during the People's Procession in support of St. Colmcille
One of the Earls who fled teh north west pictured during the People's Procession in support of St. Colmcille
One of the colourful characters pictured during the People's Procession in support of St. Colmcille
The Loch Ness Monster breathing fire arrives on the River Foyle to seek revenge on Colmcille who vanquished the monster 1500 years ago
The Loch Ness Monster breathing fire arrives on the River Foyle to seek revenge on Colmcille who vanquished the monster 1500 years ago
The Colmcille Catwalk performance in Pump Street as fashion met through the ages as part of the Return of Comcille to the City of Culture
The Loch Ness Monster breathing fire arrives on the River Foyle to seek revenge on Colmcille who vanquished the monster 1500 years ago
The Loch Ness Monster breathing fire arrives on the River Foyle to seek revenge on Colmcille who vanquished the monster 1500 years ago
Paul McLoone from the Undertones brings in the summer during The Return of Colmcille in the Gasyard
Workmen try and open the cargo which arrived in Guildhall Square from Iona during The Return of Colmcille
Workmen fail to open the cargo from Iona in Guildhall Square on saturday during part of The Return of Colmcille Pageant
Monks enjoy the sunshine as the Book of Kells was revealed from the mysterious cargo which was transported from Iona
Pacemaker Press 08-06-2013: A viking warrior annouces the call to defend the city during the People's Procession in support of St. Colmcille
Return of Colmcille parade and celebrations in Derry on Saturday night. Picture Margaret Mclaughlin
Return of Colmcille parade and celebrations in Derry on Saturday night. Picture Margaret Mclaughlin
Scenes on the River Foyle in Derry during the weekend Return of Colmcille festival. Picture Margaret McLaughlin
Scenes on the River Foyle in Derry during the weekend Return of Colmcille festival. Picture Margaret McLaughlin
Scenes on the River Foyle in Derry during the weekend Return of Colmcille festival. Picture Margaret McLaughlin
Scenes on the River Foyle in Derry during the weekend Return of Colmcille festival. Picture Margaret McLaughlin
Scenes on the River Foyle in Derry during the weekend Return of Colmcille festival. Picture Margaret McLaughlin
Scenes from The Return of Colmcille. Picture Margaret McLaughlin
Scenes from The Return of Colmcille. Picture Margaret McLaughlin
Scenes from The Return of Colmcille. Picture Margaret McLaughlin
Scenes from The Return of Colmcille. Picture Margaret McLaughlin
Scenes from The Return of Colmcille. Picture Margaret McLaughlin
Scenes from The Return of Colmcille. Picture Margaret McLaughlin
Scenes from The Return of Colmcille. Picture Margaret McLaughlin
Scenes from The Return of Colmcille. Picture Margaret McLaughlin
Scenes from The Return of Colmcille. Picture Margaret McLaughlin
Scenes from The Return of Colmcille. Picture Margaret McLaughlin
Scenes from The Return of Colmcille. Picture Margaret McLaughlin
Scenes from The Return of Colmcille. Picture Margaret McLaughlin
Scenes from The Return of Colmcille. Picture Margaret McLaughlin
Scenes from The Return of Colmcille. Picture Margaret McLaughlin
Scenes from The Return of Colmcille. Picture Margaret McLaughlin

The Return of Colmcille was billed as the highlight of Londonderry's year as the UK City of Culture.

The two-day performance was the first piece from Frank Cottrell Boyce since he worked on the critically-acclaimed opening ceremony of the London Olympic Games.

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