St Columba

St Columba's is located in the heart of Derry City, Northern Ireland and dates back to 1783.

About this church

St Columba's, Long Tower began life in 1783 albeit on a much smaller scale than what can be seen today. It was modified in 1820 and extended in 1907. It is constructed of dressed stone, slated roofs and random stone walling.

The windows are mainly sliding sashes. Internally the building contains an abundance of historical artefacts to include; various pieces of artwork by English painter Ambrose Wilson, a central gallery, stained glass windows, opus sectiles pictures, the Hannigan Monstrance and Communion rails constructed from Carrara marble.

It is truly a magnificent and historical building, which remains unaltered to this day.

Key Features

  • Captivating architecture
  • Spectacular stained glass
  • Glorious furnishings
  • Enchanting atmosphere
  • Fascinating churchyard
  • National heritage here

Visitors information

  • Bus stop within 100m
  • Level access to the main areas
  • Steps to enter the church or churchyard
  • On street parking at church
  • Parking within 250m
  • Accessible toilets nearby
  • Walkers & cyclists welcome
  • Wifi

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St Augustine

St Augustine's church is known as the 'Wee Church on the Walls' and is thought to be the site of a 6th century monastery.


Derry Cathedral

St Columb is the oldest surviving building (1633) in the walled city of Derry, dedicated to Saint Columba, the Irish monk who established a Christian settlement in the area.


St Eugene's Cathedral

Between an elegant Georgian district and the green tranquillity of Brooke Park, stands the Catholic cathedral dedicated to St Eugene in 1873 by Bishop Kelly, to whose memory the glass canopy was built.

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