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Address: 6 Victoria Place, Derry, Northern Ireland
Phone Number: 44-28-7126-2301

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One of the few places you can see the restoration and care taken to keep this church in pristine condition. The church is a famous landmark in Derry. It brings back a lot of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 19, 2015
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Foxford, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

One of the few places you can see the restoration and care taken to keep this church in pristine condition. The church is a famous landmark in Derry. It brings back a lot of memories to our family both happy and sad.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

I saw this church from the walls along from St Columba's and decided to attend Mass there. Apart from the fact that my experience of attending Mass in Ireland is not memorable (I can't believe how fast they rattle through the liturgy), the church is very beautiful inside. I was even more impressed that the funding for the church came... More 

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Derry, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

What a beautiful and stunning historical church. The paintings altar and whole building was amazing. Such an old iconic building dating back to 546 worth a visit by everyone coming to visit the city so peaceful and with lots of interesting plaques and panels to read even has a replica of the Book of Kells

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Letterkenny, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

This beautiful church can be found beside St Columba Heritage Centre, outside Derry's walls, and was opened in 1788. A parish priest named Fr Lynch, started raising funds for it, and got support from both Catholic and Protestant people. It is said that the interior could match any church in Rome. I'm no expert on churches, but I was impressed... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Just visited the St. Columba's Church and Museum in Derry, NI. It was a great experience. The interactive boards and displays were awesome. You have to include this in your tour of Derry. It has a lot of history and great relics. Tom

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Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013

The Long Tower is a Catholic church that has an unsual altar piece and interior layout. Apparently the altar was funded by the Chuch of Ireland Bishop Harvey and it was made in Naples. Some of the pictures on the walls are of a similar design. The stained glass, the balcony, and the ceiling are all impressive. The sum of... More 

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Canberra
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2013

From a distance, the tower looked great. But up close, you can't see it. The churchyard is very interesting, but the church itself was locked up. It would have been nice to go inside.

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Dundonald, Belfast.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2013

A bit out of the way for tourists like us who don't really know their way around, but so very well worth finding. This place is simply stunning !! I'm not at all religious but this place gives you a very real sense of well-being. Really recommend a visit.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2013

Although I am partial since my Great Grandmother was married here, this church is simply beautiful.- very ornate with stunning stained glass, marble and woodwork. It''s historical significance in the city of Derry dates backs many centuries. There are still many remnants of "the troubles" evident ( ie/ barbed wire fencing etc) when walking in this neighbourhood.

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Derry. N.Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2013

This is a "MUST' place to visit. The altar is white marble and the brown marble pillars rise graciously above, framing beautiful images in marble. The walls are covered with gorgeous painting and each stained-glas window tells a story. In the centre aisle the first altar stone in white marble is embedded. The date is 546 AD. Further down the... More 

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Address: 6 Victoria Place, Derry, Northern Ireland
Phone Number: 44-28-7126-2301
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Northern Ireland  >  County Londonderry  >  Derry

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