The Apprentice Boys of Derry Association is a Christian, historical and cultural organisation, committed to maintaining the spirit of courage and liberty displayed by the Defenders of Londonderry in 1688-1689
The Apprentice Boys of Derry Association is a Christian, historical and cultural organisation whose spirit is sustained and promoted by organising parades, exhibitions, lectures, music, art and drama.
There are eight Parent Clubs based in Londonderry, symbolising the regiments formed during the siege to defend the city; Branch Clubs are located across the UK, the Republic of Ireland & Canada.
The Apprentice Boys’ main celebrations are focused in the city of Londonderry and primarily within the historic city walls. There are two main celebrations held in the city, in August and December.
The Siege Museum is an extensive display of the history of the Siege of Londonderry and of the Associated Clubs of the Apprentice Boys of Derry, including artefacts, video and interactive media.
“A people who take no pride in the noble achievements of remote ancestors, will never achieve anything worthy, to be remembered with pride, by remote descendants…“
Associated Clubs of Apprentice Boys of Derry. General Committee. As we prepare to welcome the beginning of a new year, it is doubtful if anyone could have predicted what was coming our way when we commenced 2020. The covid-19 virus has been an epidemic never witnessed...
ASSOCIATED CLUBS OF APPRENTICE BOYS OF DERRY.GENERAL COMMITTEE: The 332nd anniversary of the Shutting of the Gates was commemorated on Saturday 5th December 2020.The commemorations commenced at midnight on Friday 4th December with representatives of the Murray Club...
On Saturday 7th November, members from the 8 Parent Clubs of the Apprentice Boys of Derry gathered at the Cenotaph in Londonderry to pay their respects to all those that perished in the World Wars and other conflicts.