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Michael John "Mickey" McGuinness
Birth: May 21, 1935
Death: Apr. 10, 2014


A well-known figure in sporting, musical and cultural circles in the city, Mickey passed away after a short illness.

Born and raised in the Phillip Street area, he was a successful footballer with Sligo and Derry Celtic. An accomplished singer from a musical family, he was also one of the leading lights of the Christian Brothers' Choir.

He spent almost 20 years working as an engineer in the BSR factory in Creggan and Du Pont before returning to education at the University of Ulster in the late 1970s. He then enjoyed a second career running the Derry Community History & Heritage Project.

A gifted story-teller, he had also penned countless historical articles for the media and was, until his death, chairman of Guildhall Press publishers. Mickey had edited, written and contributed to many local publications, including "Creggan: More than a History," "City of Music: Derry's Music Heritage" and "Discover Derry."

He leaves behind his beloved wife, eight children, grandchildren, brothers and sisters, and extended family.

The funeral was held at St Patrick's Church, Pennyburn on April 12, 2014 and attended by several hundred people.

A true son of Derry, Mickey will be sorely missed by his family and his wide circle of friends.

*Thanks to John Mc Clenaghan for the photo
 
 
Burial:
Derry City Cemetery
Derry
County Londonderry, Northern Ireland
Plot: TB 85
 
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Record added: Apr 14, 2014
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Michael John Mickey McGuinness
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Michael John Mickey McGuinness
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