The Relief Of Derry

The Siege Of Derry began in June 1869 when King James II was rebuffed with cries of “No surrender!” It lasted 105 days, during which about half of the townspeople died. Part of the siege equipment was a boom placed across the River Foyle about halfway between Derry and Culmore. Five ships took part in ending the siege. Shown in this new Tullyally mural (by Glen Molloy) is the Dartmouth, which attacked the shoreline besiegers at Culmore so that three small ships could bring in provisions – the Mountjoy and Phoenix approaching the boom and the Jerusalem hanging back until success was assured. They were accompanied by a longboat from the Swallow, filled with sailors who with “hatchets and cutlasses” were “hewing and hacking away at the boom” (Witherow at Library Ireland) so that it could be broken by Mountjoy.

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Copyright © 2020 Andy McDonagh/Eclipso Pictures (ig | Fb)
Camera Settings: f10, 1/200, ISO 200, full size 5184 x 3456

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Copyright © 2020 Andy McDonagh/Eclipso Pictures (ig | Fb)
Camera Settings: f10, 1/160, ISO 200, full size 5184 x 3456
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