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…“
The Apprentice Boys of Derry Association held their annual Remembrance Parade and Wreath laying service to Belfast City Hall Cenotaph on Saturday 13th November. There was an exceptionally large attendance by brethren from across Northern Ireland, Scotland and England...
The Club of Research recently held their 30th Anniversary Dinner combined with an event to celebrate the Centenary of Northern Ireland in Parliament Buildings, Stormont. Members and guests assembled in the Long Gallery for dinner which was followed by various toasts...