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Causeway Coast and Glens Museum Services presents Harry Gregg: Dare to Dream Exhibition

Footballing legend Harry Gregg whose life will be showcased in an upcoming exhibition in Coleraine Town Hall called “Harry Gregg: Dare to Dream.” Pictured standing at Portstewart Harbour.

Causeway Coast and Glens Museum Services is pleased to announce the launch of a new free exhibition based on the life and career of footballer Harry Gregg OBE. The exhibition will open to the public on Tuesday 23rd July in Coleraine Town Hall and will celebrate the life and career of the former Northern Ireland and Manchester United star.

Opening to coincide with the SuperCup NI later this month, and with the support of the Gregg family and Maurice Bradley, this display will explore Harry’s journey from a young boy growing up in Windsor Avenue, Coleraine to becoming one of the best goalkeepers in the world!

Featuring never-before-seen photographs and artefacts from the Gregg collection, the exhibition celebrates Harry’s footballing career: from his early days playing for Coleraine F.C and Linfield Swifts, to Peter Doherty launching his career across the water through a signing with Doncaster Rovers in 1952. Harry would go on to become a Manchester United legend and played 25 caps for Northern Ireland.

When tragedy struck in February 1958 during the Munich Air Disaster, Harry will forever be remembered for showing tremendous bravery to save his surviving teammates, Vera Lukic and her 2-year-old daughter Vesna. The same year he was named as one of the top goalkeepers in the world at the 1958 World Cup.

Today, Harry’s valuable legacy lives on and he serves as an inspiration for NI’s up and coming sporting talent. The Harry Gregg Foundation was established in 2014, offering children and young people of all abilities the opportunity to follow their dreams and potential. 

Come along to Coleraine Town Hall and explore this fascinating display, celebrating one of Northern Ireland’s greatest sporting heroes!

The exhibition is free to visit and will be open to the public, Tuesdays – Saturdays, 11am – 4pm from 23rd July to 31st August 2024 (excl. public holidays).

Harry Gregg pictured at football grounds, 3rd from the right, as part of the Northern Ireland team, c.1958.

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