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Walled City 400
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2019-2020 Derry~Londonderry marks the 400th anniversary of the completion of the Derry Walls.

Built from 1613-1619 by The Honourable, The Irish Society as a defence for early seventeenth century settlers from England and Scotland, The Walls are the largest ancient monument in Northern Ireland, the only remaining Walled City in Ireland and one of the finest examples of Walled Cities in Europe.

The Walls, which are approximately one mile (1.6km) in circumference and vary in height and width between 3.7 and 10.7 metres, are completely intact and form a walkway around the inner city. Visitors can walk around the top of the ramparts, which provides an elevated promenade to see how the city has developed. To mark this significant anniversary a full and vibrant programme of events has been developed which provides a great opportunity for both visitors and locals alike to experience the Walled City at its very best.

Featuring an eclectic range of musical ensembles, dance audio plays, historical and contemporary exhibitions, symposiums, films, living archaeology demonstrations, workshops, visual arts exhibitions and much more!


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Walled City 400

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County Londonderry
BT48 7NN
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