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…“
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...
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...
Annual Easter Monday Parade
Belfast & District Amalgamated Committee were due to host on behalf of General Committee the Annual Easter Monday Parade in Northern Irelands capital city, Belfast to celebrate the Centenary of Northern Ireland. Sadly, as we all know that due to Covid-19...