Photographic archive of Mabel Colhoun available online for first time
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Photographic archive of Mabel Colhoun available online for first time

DONEGAL woman Denise Henry is an archaeologist and museum professional with a passion for digital storytelling.

When carrying out archaeological survey work in her native Inishowen, Denise encountered the research and work of Mabel Remington Colhoun.

Mabel Remington Colhoun

Mabel, also an Inishowen woman, was an archaeologist, teacher, educator and historian as well as a prolific photographer.

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She worked from the 1920s until the mid-1980s.

Traditional music in Derry

Denise Henry began working her way through Mabel’s collection, which included a cache of 35mm photographic slides in the Colhoun Archive in the Tower Museum, Derry.

Denise has dedicated her time to digitising this collection.

Each photograph documents the interests, encounters and adventures of Mabel in Ireland, UK, Europe and the Middle East.

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The opening of the Craigavon Bridge in 1933

It is now, for the first time, available to view online.

You can visit the collection here.