Guildhall Press 'Discover Derry' by Brian Lacey

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Brian Lacey & Michael McGuinness

Derry is a city that inspires many images, often conflicting. Its beauty and unique character have long been celebrated, but its complex, bloody history has also been well documented through the centuries. This book tells the fascinating story of Derry, in words and pictures, from the 6th century to the present day.

Part one explores the history of Derry through key events, including the founding of the early Christian monastery, the first English invasion, the Siege of Derry, the events leading to the rechristening of the city Londonderry, emigration, the war years and the violent conflicts and Troubles of the 20th century.

Part two visits Derry’s most interesting buildings, landmarks, attractions and vistas, old and new, including the City Walls, Free Derry Wall, Guildhall, Apprentice Boys’ Memorial Hall, St Columb’s Cathedral, Museum of Free Derry, Tower Museum, Ebrington, Nerve Centre, the Playhouse and Cultúrlann Uí Chanáin.

Category:                   Local interest

Sub-category:            History

Readership:               General

First published:         May 2011

Revised edition:        June 2016

ISBN:                         9781 911053 14 9

Pages:                         152

Imagery:                    Full-colour photos/graphics throughout

Binding:                     Paperback

Dimensions:               13.5 x 21.5 x 1 cm

Weight:                      360gms/0lb 13oz

Sale Price:                  £9.95