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Andrea Corr to address Sister Clare Crockett Retreat

Andrea Corr, lead vocalist with The Corrs will address this year's Sister Clare Crockett Retreat in Derry. Picture by Hugh Russell
Seamus McKinney

ANDREA Corr has agreed to speak at an annual retreat in Derry in memory of Sister Clare Crockett.

Lead singer with the Corrs, she will be joined by Creeslough parish priest, Fr John Joe Duffy among others during the week-long retreat (April 17 to 23) at St Columba’s Church, Long Tower.

Sr Clare (33) was killed in April 2016 when the building she was teaching music in collapsed in an earthquake in Ecuador.

Her grave at Derry city cemetery has become a place of pilgrimage for her followers.

The Corrs won huge musical success in the 1990s with a string of Celtic rock and pop hits. Andrea has also enjoyed a successful acting career.

Fr Duffy became a focus for media attention following October’s suspected gas explosion in the village in which 10 people were killed. The Donegal priest has been praised for his spiritual and pastoral care of villagers in the aftermath of the tragedy.

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