Welcome

Find out more about The Associated Clubs of the Apprentice Boys of Derry and the Clubs who came together to form the organisation as it is today

Statement

It is with great disappointment that the Officers of General Committee have taken the decision to cancel the annual procession to commemorate the Relief of Londonderry, scheduled to take place on Saturday 8th August 2020

Shutting of the Gates

Often referred to as “Lundy’s Day”, each year on the first Saturday in December, the Apprentice Boys of Derry celebrate the stand taken by the thirteen apprentices who shut the gates: the “Brave Thirteen”

Relief of Londonderry

Each year on the 2nd Saturday in August the Associated Clubs of the Apprentice Boys of Derry assemble in Londonderry to celebrate the events of August 1689 and the Relief of the city

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…

Club of Research 30th Anniversary

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...

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Annual Relief of Londonderry Commemoration 2021

The annual Relief of Londonderry Parade will be taking place on Saturday 14th August 2021. The day will start with the walking of the walls at 11am followed by the full parade route. The General Committee of the Apprentice Boys Assoication will lead the parade...

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General Secretary William Moore Receives BEM

The General Committee of the Apprentice Boys of Derry would like to congratulate Mr William Moore as our General Secretary on being awarded the BEM in the Queens Birthday Honours List. A worthy honour indeed in recognition of the many days and hours that you’ve given...

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