The Irish Society Coat Of Arms..................Derry

Fara

Derry, Ireland

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Taken this evening while walking round the city of Derry. I have lived in this lovely city on the banks of the River Foyle for a very long time and I never tire of exploring. The above Coat of Arms is on the Masonic Order building in the Bishop Street area.
The Honourable The Irish Society, commonly known as The Irish Society, is the organisation created by royal charter consisting of members nominated by livery companies of the City of London, set up to colonise County Londonderry during the Plantation of Ulster. It was involved in the construction of the city of Derry, where it continues to own the City Walls.
History
Following the end of the primary conflict between the British monarchy and the Celtic chieftains of Ireland with the flight of the Earls in 1607, James I of Ireland set out to defend against a future attack from within or without. In his survey, he found that the town of Derry could become either a great asset as a control over the River Foyle and Lough Swilly, or it could become an inviting back door if the people of the area were against him. He pressured the guilds of the City of London to fund the resettlement of the area, including the building of a new walled city, and the result was the creation of the society.
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06.04.2015

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