St Columb's Cathedral is unique in that it has a mortar shell on a stand in the porch. This shell contained the terms of surrender for the siege of Derry, and was fired into the city on the 10th of July, 1689. The inhabitants refused, and subsequently broke the siege.
We (myself and my aunt) had a guided tour of the cathedral, and the man giving the tour turned out to also be researching the McCorkell family tree, amongst others. In the display room off to one side is a painting of a distant ancestor/relative of mine.
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