This website evolved from an exhibition on the historic buildings of the north west of Ireland developed in support of the Derry~Londonderry UK City of Culture 2013. Its principal aim is to communicate an enthusiasm for historic buildings and to encourage others to look again at the rich legacy of built structures left by the past.
The site should not be taken to represent the views of any organisation or individual apart from the author. The debt of many authors who's books are listed in the further reading section is acknowledged and the support of the following organisations who sponsored the original exhibition or who provided space to hang it is also acknowledged : Derry City and Strabane District Council Museum and Heritage Service; The Inner City Trust; The Honourable the Irish Society; The Playhouse; The Millennium Forum; The Irish Architectural Archive. The support of the Guildhall Press to publish the associated book is also acknowledged as well as its proofing by Pat Deery, Paul Hippsley and Peter McCartney.
Manus Deery is an architect living in Derry~Londonderry. He is currently an Assistant Director in the Department for Communities' Historic Environment Division.
The buildings and structures illustrated on this website are not always the usual suspects or best examples of a style or period of building. Many fine textbooks and websites illustrate these. The structures illustrated are rather representative examples that have been visited by the author.
Elvin Memorial, St Columb's Cathedral, Derry~Londonderry, 1673.