Francie Brolly pictured with his wife, Anne.
A special event will be held in Italy today in honour of Dungiven man Francie Brolly who passed away last week.
Francie was a regular visitor to Italy to take part in events run by the cultural organisation, the Tonalestate Association.
A spokesman for the association said the former teacher and politician would speak at events about his passion for Irish culture, politics, education and music.
The spokesman said the association would today be hosting a lecture on Francie's life.
He said it would focus on the Derry man's 'engaged life, his commitment, his friendship and sense of humanity'.
If you have a story or want to send a photo or video to us please contact the Derry Now editorial team on 028 7129 6600 for Derry City stories Or 028 7774 3970 for County Derry stories. Or you can email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com at any time.
Subscribe or register today to discover more from Derrynow.com
Buy the e-paper of the Derry News and the County Derry Post here for instant access to Derry's premier news titles.
Keep up with the latest news from Derry with our daily newsletter featuring the most important stories of the day delivered to your inbox every evening at 5pm.