Relief of Londonderry Commemorations

This event is held annually on the second Saturday in August, commemorating the Relief of the City from a 105 day siege blockade.

The Apprentice Boys of Derry “Relief of Derry” Commemorative events begin at midnight Friday, on the eve of the next day’s commemoration, with the firing of a cannon. 1 shot and then 3 shots symbolises the Thirteen Apprentice Boys who shut the gates against the advancing armies of King James.

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Relief of Londonderry Commemorations


9 August 2014


City Walls
Celebrating their 400th birthday in 2013, they are the most intact city walls in Europe, and the only remaining completely walled city in Ireland.