Derry Walls Day 2019 and European Heritage Open Days

Saturday 14 September 2019

The Forgotten Siege and the Lost Citadel.


11.00-12.00 Cathedral House, 1 St Columb’s Court BT48 6PT

The 2019 Walled City History Lecture, delivered by Dr Pádraig Lenihan NUI Galway.

“Cities under Siege: Derry and Clonmel 1649-50”

The 1649 Parliamentarian-Royalist Siege of Derry is often overlooked in favour of the very famous Jacobite-Williamite Siege of 1689, but it is just as interesting. With an illustrated talk – “Cities under Siege: Derry and Clonmel 1649-50”, Dr Pádraig Lenihan of NUI Galway will discuss Derry’s Other Siege (1649) and Cromwell at Clonmel (1650). Pádraig is a specialist in seventeenth-century Irish history and warfare.


10.30AM-4PM St Columb’s Cathedral Churchyard and Bell-Tower Entrance

Exhibition and living history about the Forgotten Siege of 1649,  Parliament’s Lost Citadel and Clonmel’s Siege of 1650.

From the Ship Key to Bishop’s Street Without

Walled City/Island of Derry Treasure Hunt.

10.30am-4pm, Sunday 15 Sept. 2019

Views from a Plinth.


The restored Plinth on Royal Bastion will be open to the public, for the first time, on Sunday.

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