Friends of the Derry Walls is a registered social enterprise established for the
public benefit for the following purposes in the Walled City of Derry Londonderry
and the surrounding area, “the area of benefit”:
- to educate the public in the history, natural history and architecture of the
area of benefit.
- to secure the preservation, protection and improvement of features of
historic public interest in the area of benefit in particular the historic
defences and city walls of Derry Londonderry.
The Derry Walls being celebrated as a monument of local, national and
international significance, and being part of Derry/Londonderry’s historical and
To be the voice of the Walls, raising ambitions for their care and presentation,
driving public engagement with the Walls and ensuring that the Walls are fully
exploited as a resource for educational, cultural and economic development.
In delivering on our mission we will be passionate about the heritage of the Walls;
we will lead by example demonstrating integrity in interpreting the shared
heritage of the Walls; we will not duck difficult issues presented by the Walls
having a contested history and being part of the present-day Peace Walls. We will
work in partnership with the communities, cultural tourism attractions and public
agencies that contribute to the care and interpretation of the Walls. We will
ensure that the Friends is an inclusive and open organisation.
Membership of the social enterprise is drawn from the cluster of cultural tourism
attractions that are most connected with the Derry Walls and from members of
the public, locally and internationally, who are committed to this purpose. The
Committee comprises: Niall McCaughan, Chairperson; Anne McCartney,
Secretary; Jean Hegarty, Treasurer; William Moore and Edel Griffin. Mark Lusby,
supports the officers acting as a Project Coordinator.