The Executive Committee of the Federation was saddened to hear of the death of its first Chairman, Mairéad Dunlevy. Mairéad, active in the County Donegal Historical Society, had been one of a group of local historians throughout the province of Ulster who came together in the early 1970s to encourage and develop local historical studies. Under her early leadership the Federation went on to become an active and innovative organisation, well known and respected throughout Ireland and beyond.
We wish to record our thanks to her for her work in helping to promote local historical studies. Her many friends will miss her greatly. To her family and friends we send our sincere condolences.