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St. Columba's Church Long Tower - Things to Know Before Visiting

Longtower St, Derry, Londonderry BT48 6QQ, UK


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About St. Columba's Church Long Tower

St Columba's Church, Long Tower is a Roman Catholic Church in the Diocese of Derry. It is located in the heart of the city of Derry in Northern Ireland. The present church is built on the site of Roman Catholic worship which goes back as far as the 12th century. The current Long Tower Church began life in 1783 in a much smaller scale than seen today.

Attractions Near St. Columba's Church Long Tower

Free Derry Corner
Free Derry Corner0.34km from St. Columba's Church Long Tower

Free Derry Corner is a historical landmark in the Bogside neighbourhood of Derry, Northern Ireland, which lies in the intersection of the Lecky Road, Rossville Street and Fahan Street. A free-standing gable wall commemorates Free Derry, a self-declared autonomous nationalist area of Derry that existed between 1969 and 1972. On the corner is a memorial to the 1981 hunger strikers and several murals.

St Columb's Cathedral
St Columb's Cathedral0.37km from St. Columba's Church Long Tower

This was the first Cathedral built after the Reformation. It is the city’s most historic building containing displays of artefacts from the Siege. It was built in 1633 by William Parrot for the Honourable The Irish Society and is in the Planter Gothic Style. Built after the Reformation in Ireland, St Columb's is the first Anglican cathedral to have been built in the British Isles after the Reformation and was the first non-Roman Catholic cathedral to be built in Western Europe.

The Derry Walls
The Derry Walls0.38km from St. Columba's Church Long Tower

The Derry Walls define the ‘old town’ quarter at the heart of the modern city of Derry Londonderry. Within and just ‘without’ these walls is a network of streets, full of character and charm, enclosing an urban area: the Walled City delights. Here you will find a variety of craft shops, arts venues and museums. The walls are at the centre of the historic city of Derry and within them are a number of Derry's most important landmarks including the Apprentice Boy's Hall and St. Columb's Cathedral.

Apprentice Boy's Memorial Hall
Apprentice Boy's Memorial Hall0.4km from St. Columba's Church Long Tower

The Apprentice Boys Memorial Hall is best known as the headquarters of the Apprentice Boys of Derry but there is much more behind the doors of what is affectionately known as “The Mem” The society aims to commemorate the 1689 Siege of Derry when Catholic James II of England and Ireland and VII of Scotland laid siege to the walled city, which was at the time a Protestant stronghold.

The Siege Museum
The Siege Museum0.4km from St. Columba's Church Long Tower

The Siege Museum and Exhibition is a permanent display of the history of the Siege of Londonderry and of the Associated Clubs of the Apprentice Boys of Derry, including artefacts, video and interactive media. The museum contains three modern galleries and includes audio visuals, touchscreens, artefacts and scale models to enhance the visitor experience.

Museum of Free Derry
Museum of Free Derry0.51km from St. Columba's Church Long Tower

The Museum of Free Derry is a museum located in Derry, Northern Ireland that focuses on the 1960s civil rights era known as The Troubles and the Free Derry Irish nationalist movement in the early 1970s. Located in the Bogside district, the museum's exhibits include photographs, posters, film footage, letters and personal artifacts.

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County Londonderry is one of the six counties of Northern Ireland, one of the thirty two counties of Ireland and one of the nine counties of Ulster. Before the partition of Ireland, it was one of the counties of the Kingdom of Ireland from 1613 onward and then of the United Kingdom after the Acts of Union 1800.