Friday, 3 August 2012

St Columb's Cathedral Memorials.

Derry Cathedral contains over eighty monuments, memorials and brass plaques, more than any other Church in Ulster. Quite a few are very fine pieces of classical sculpture. No attempt is made here to describe them all. They are catalogued in a volume which can be seen at the Cathedral Office.

They commemorate Derry's association with the London Guilds and the Irish Society, as well as former bishops, deans, dignitaries, benefactors and famous citizens.

In the porch there are memorials to, amongst others, Thomas Gough, son of Dean Gough who was killed at Sevastopol during the Crimean War in 1855, and to Bishop William Higgin who died in 1867.

In the north aisle, there is the monument to John Elvin, Mayor of Derry, who died in 1676 aged 102 years.

There is the memorial to the Great War, and a monument commemorating the men of the 9th Londonderry Heavy Anti Aircraft Regiment who served in the Second World War.

Another classical monument commemorated Hugo Edwards who died in 1667.

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