Pictured are children from four local schools from across the political divide as they prepare to release a flight of Doves at the opening ceremony of the Aras Cholmcille centre. Four Doves were chosen to represent that Cholmcille took the christian message to the four corners of the earth. The Doves are enclosed in a simple cardboard box made to look like many christian churches.
After the crowd assist in the countdown, the children pull on the ribbons which hold the two sections of the roof of the miniture church. The Doves soar into the blue June skies and the onlookers clap in appreciation.