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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.

Londonderry, County Londonderry

Opening times

March to October: Monday to Saturday 9am to 5pm.
November to February: Monday to Saturday 10am to 2pm.


London Street
County Londonderry
BT48 6RQ

The present structure, located close to the original, was completed in 1633 by William Parrot, in the Planters Gothic style. Also in the porch is an inscription: If stones could speake then London's prayse  should sound who built this church and cittie from the grounde.

St Columb has in its possession many documents dating back from the Siege of Derry. They have portraits of William of Orange and the original keys of the city. The Cathedral also contains a memorial to Valentine Munbee McMaster VC.

Each stone and stained glass window, each historic artefact and colourful mosaic, tells of a faith and hope which has inspired the people of Belfast and the community who worship here across the span of the 20th century.

  • Spectacular stained glass

  • Social heritage stories

  • National heritage here

  • Magnificent memorials

  • Glorious furnishings

  • Fascinating churchyard

  • Famous connections

  • Enchanting atmosphere

  • Captivating architecture

  • Walkers & cyclists welcome

  • Train station within 250m

  • Space to secure your bike

  • Parking within 250m

  • On street parking at church

  • Non-accessible toilets in church

  • Level access to the main areas

  • Dog friendly

  • Church shop or souvenirs

  • Café within 500m

  • Café in church

  • Bus stop within 100m

  • Accessible toilets nearby

  • Accessible toilets in church

  • Church of Ireland

Contact information

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St Augustine

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St Eugene's Cathedral

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