Freedom for the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland

On 26th February, the Lord Lieutenant of the city of Derry, Sir Donal Keegan, was presented with the Freedom of the City of London.  At these occasions, historical objects that are connected to the City and to the recipient are featured, and in this case, a folio of the Great Parchment Book was on display.  This particular folio was from the section dealing with lands held in the city of Londonderry, and generated a great deal of interest in the project and the Great Parchment Book itself. The Great Parchment Book will also feature in the Plantation exhibition at the Derry Guildhall during the city’s 2013 celebrations as the City of Culture, for those who are in the area!

Sir Donal with the folio from the Great Parchment Book

Sir Donal with the folio from the Great Parchment Book

Sir Donal with Paul Double (The Remembrancer)

Sir Donal with Paul Double (The Remembrancer)

(L to R)  Catherine McGuinness and Richard Regan (Past Deputy Governors of The Irish Society), Sir Donal, Alderman Ian Luder (current Governor of The Irish Society)

(L to R) Catherine McGuinness and Richard Regan (Past Deputy Governors of The Irish Society), Sir Donal, Alderman Ian Luder (current Governor of The Irish Society)

(L to R) Murray Craig (Clerk of the Chamberlain’s Court), Sir Donal, Ernest Brocklehurst (Beadle to the Chamberlain

(L to R) Murray Craig (Clerk of the Chamberlain’s Court), Sir Donal, Ernest Brocklehurst (Beadle to the Chamberlain

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