Derry

The Guildhall

The Thundering Guns of Derry

Exhibition illustrating the history of the cannon on the City Walls, featuring cannon and mortar artefacts,

The City Walls vary in width between 12 and 35 feet and are the most complete in Ireland and one of the finest examples in Europe of Walled Cities. The city claims Europe’s largest collection of cannon whose origins are known precisely. Many of them thundered in anger over the two seventeenth century sieges. In 2005 the surviving 24 cannon were restored, and under expert supervision and often by hand, craftsmen, cleared the barrels of centuries of rubbish, stripped off layers of paint and corrosion and bathed, sponged and waxed the cannon back to their former glory. The cannon are displayed throughout the City Walls with the impressive Roaring Meg located on the double bastion.

Time: 4pm - 8pm

Genres: Heritage / History / Museum / Visual Art / Visuals

Facilities: Café

Features: Family friendly / Wheelchair accessible

Address: Guilhall St Derry

Website: http://www.derrystrabane.com/culturenight

Phone: 028 7137 6510

No Booking Required