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.