Chance to walk Londonderry’s walls with expert on their history

Archaeologist Paul Logue will lead a walk along the walls on Sunday August 28
Archaeologist Paul Logue will lead a walk along the walls on Sunday August 28

The famous city walls in Londonderry can be explored at two free events taking place as part of National Heritage Week.

On Wednesday, August 24 at 7pm, the Verbal Arts Centre will host a talk on the 30 walled towns across the island of Ireland, delivered by Liam Mannix, archaeologist and coordinator of the Irish Walled Towns Network.

Then on Sunday August 28 at 1.30pm, archaeologist Paul Logue will lead an afternoon walk and talk about the archaeology and history of the Derry Walls.

Both events have been organised by the Friends of the Derry Walls, who said the walk was a “rare chance” to walk the walls with an expert on their significance.

Coordinator Mark Lusby said:” The talk on Wednesday evening is a great opportunity to talk about the diversity and cultural value of the surviving walled towns in Ireland.

“We know that the Derry Walls are unique in having the most complete circuit of any walled town in Ireland, but what can we learn about our own walls by comparing and contrasting them with the surviving municipal fortifications of our sister walled towns across the island of Ireland?”

Book by emailing Mark Lusby on mark@thederrywalls.com