Day Away to Derry
Annual Day Away to Derry
European City of Culture 2013
Walking Tour of City Walls,
and visits to
On Sunday 18th August 2013
Derry is the only remaining completely walled city in Ireland and one of the finest examples in Europe. The Walls provide a unique promenade to view the layout of the original town which still preserves its Renaissance Style street plan to this day. With the four original gates the city also claims Europe’s largest collection of cannon whose origins are known precisely. Many of them thundered in anger over the two seventeenth century sieges.
The Tower Museum’s permanent exhibitions include The Story of Derry, using a wide range of techniques and artefacts to narrate the story from Monastic times, the Plantation of Londonderry, the Siege of Derry, through to the growth of Derry during the 18th and 19th centuries and the Armada Shipwreck – La Trinidad Valencera which narrates the full story.
The Guildhall is a beautiful building, fashioned in neo-gothic style, containing stunning examples of stained glass windows and visitors will be intrigued by its unique history and appeal. The staircase, main hall organ and corridors give a fascinating insight into this distinctive building.
Includes coach travel, tour and admission charges, tea, coffee & scone en route
and dinner on return journey
There will be time for Snack/Lunch at own expense
Bus Departs Marian Park: 8.15am. Sharp
Bus Departs Lourdes church: 8.30am. Sharp
Drogheda Museum Millmount, telephone: 041 9833097
Please note members are advised NOT to park their cars on the property of the Lourdes Church.