Derry Journal – The 1980s: A Decade In Focus

Derry Journal – The 1980s: A Decade In Focus


Compiled by Sean McLaughlin

The 1980s was a time of momentous change in Derry as the city moved slowly, and at times painfully, from conflict towards peace. The deaths of two hunger strikers from the city in 1981 had a profound effect on the entire community. But as the decade wore on, there was increasing cause for optimism and a marked appetite for resolution.

Throughout this period, the Derry Journal’s fearless photographers captured the turmoil and triumphs around them even in the harshest of times. Their legacy to us today is this collection of fascinating images which will stand as an enduring testimony to their determination and also to the city’s spirit and resilience.

As with the first three books in the series, this volume has been edited and annotated by Journal stalwart Sean McLaughlin, who has established himself as one of Derry’s most gifted social historians. Thanks to McLaughlin’s clear love for, and empathy with, his subject we can enjoy this superb new photographic archive.

Weight 1.2 kg
Dimensions 24 × 21 × 2 cm
Book Author

Sean McLaughlin




Guildhall Press