The Guildhall

The Guildhall is one of Derry-Londonderry’s most recognisable landmarks and has been at the heart of city life since 1890. It is not the original Guildhall - that was located in the Diamond area of the Walled City, and was destroyed by fire in Victorian times. Work started on the current location in 1887 and it was opened in July 1890.

As well as being home to the Council’s chamber and Mayor’s Parlour, the Guildhall is a must see visitor destination where you can be sure of a warm welcome. It houses a large hall where many events of social and political nature have been held. It has been home to the Feis Doire Colmcille – an event which celebrates Irish culture

While visiting the Guildhall you can see the stunning stained glass windows, an exhibition on the Plantation of Ulster, visit the main hall and organ or enjoy refreshments in the cafe.

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