St. Columba's Church, Long Tower, Derry

(4.9/5 based on 35 reviews on the web)
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.

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.
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.
Source
Create a full Derry itinerary
map

Plan your trip to Derry

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans in Derry by other users

8 days in Northern Ireland BY A USER FROM CANADA September, culture, outdoors, historic sites, hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 30 days in United Kingdom BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, outdoors, romantic, beaches, historic sites, fast-paced, hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, outdoors, romantic, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 7 days in Northern Ireland BY A USER FROM INDIA June, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 13 days in Ireland & United Kingdom BY A USER FROM CANADA September, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: September, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Northern Ireland BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 9 days in Northern Ireland BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, culture, outdoors, romantic, beaches, historic sites, hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, romantic, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 12 days in Northern Ireland BY A USER FROM CANADA April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 15 days in Northern Ireland BY A USER FROM IRELAND July, teens, kids, outdoors, beaches, hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, teens, kids, outdoors, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 12 days in Ireland, Derry & Belfast BY A USER FROM FRANCE July, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 60 days in Northern Ireland BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA April, popular PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 14 days in County Londonderry & Ireland BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM June, outdoors, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, outdoors, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 8 days in Northern Ireland BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM July, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium
View more plans
Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • This beautiful Church is a must for a visit when in the City of Derry. Amazing stained glass windows, marble altars and much more. A great history attached to this Church.  more »
  • Having heard of St Columba, and his Journey to Iona, I was interested to visit here, while sightseeing in the city. a very short distance from the city walls, so very easy to build into an afternoons ...  more »
  • A church with beautiful interior and marble altars. Historic location , being the original site of St. Columba who went Iona and from his disciples Christianised Scotland and Northern England.the Colu...  more »
Google
  • INSPIRING! From an arts, archeology, and cultural standpoint the Long Tower is a hidden gem. This is an active sanctuary so be respectful (and leave a few pounds). Highlights include the site of St. Columba's original altar. In 1908 the church was renovated so you will find transitional arts and crafts influences in the magnificent stained glass (these are replete with visual references to Derry and St. Columcille, look out for oak leaves and acorns, and doves), and in the intimate baptistery.
  • I've always loved the long tower church Built on the site of the old monastery of st Columba and his monks
  • The long tower is a very prayerful church the spirt Of st Columba and his love of the Blessed Sacrament is very much felt which helps us all to come closer to God I wish the Mass could be always seen on the I pad God bless all thank you
  • Beautiful church. Make sure to walk down from the walls to visit.
  • It's not in the Republic of Ireland it's northern Ireland !!