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Chieftain's Walk takes place in memory of Martin McGuinness

Former Deputy First Minister, Martin McGuinness's wife, Bernie (pictured centre) was joined by First Minister designate, Michelle O'Neill and former Sinn Féin president, Gerry Adams on Sunday's 'Chieftain's Walk'.
By Seamus McKinney

Several hundred people took part in the annual “Chieftain’s Walk” in Derry in memory of former Deputy First Minister, Martin McGuinness.

First Minister Designate Michelle O’Neill was joined by former Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams as well as members of Mr McGuinness’s family on the walk around Derry’s Walls and through the Bogside on Sunday.

The first “Chieftain’s Walk” took place in 2018, marking the first anniversary of Mr McGuinness’s death on March 21 2017.

A spokesperson for the Martin McGuinness Peace Foundation thanked all those who took part in te walk as well as those who joined other similar walks in other countries, including New York in the USA.

“By signing up for this walk, people have played a major part in helping raise vital funds to support the work of the Peace Foundation to keep building on Martin’s legacy to achieve a better, fairer and reconciled Ireland,” the spokesperson said.

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