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Katie McAteer becomes first female canon in 400-year history of St Columb's

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Rev Katie McAteer is excited by her new appointment

Rev Katie McAteer is excited by her new appointment

Rev Katie McAteer is excited by her new appointment

Rev Katie McAteer is not keen on being called a history-maker but it is a title she says she is prepared to accept.

The 68-year-old has been appointed the first female canon of St Columb's Cathedral in Londonderry in its 400-year history.

She says she is humbled and honoured by the appointment, announced on Thursday, and also "sort of excited".