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St. Columba's Church (Long Tower), Derry
Categories: Architectural Buildings, Sacred & Religious Sites, Tourist Spots
St Columba's Church Long Tower is a Roman Catholic Church in the Diocese of Derry. It is located in the heart of the city of Derry in Northern Ireland.Our Derry trip itinerary builder makes visiting St. Columba's Church (Long Tower) and other Derry attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
The present church is built on the site of Roman Catholic worship which goes back as far as the 12th century. The current Long Tower Church began life in 1783 in a much smaller scale than seen today. Father John Lynch, a parish priest in Derry started action to raise funds for building the Long Tower Church and he received finance not just from Roman Catholics but also Protestant people in Derry at the time. The church was opened in 1788.
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I love visiting this Church, the alter is one of the most beautiful I have seen. Well worth a visit, such a sense of history and serenity - you will not be disappointed.
This church is one of the loveliest churches in Irreland. It is medium sized but the sense of history envelopes you as a soon as you walk inside. The paintings, mosaics and altars are all beautiful. I... read more »
This little church is one of the most beautiful churches I've been in and I've been in a lot, you won't be disappointed when you visit st Columba's church
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