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…“
A series of talks on the Formation of Northern Ireland by Dr Andrew Charles are planned for the next two weeks. Links to the broadcast will be found on this page in due course.
The Annual Relief Commemorations will be like no other for the Apprentice Boys of Derry.The 331st Anniversary of the Relief of Londonderry, commemorating the end of the greatSiege of 1688-89, will be like none that any of our members will have experienced.The...