Site History


Dating back to 1841, the Barracks were laid out in the shape of a Star Fort overlooking the City and the River Foyle.

During WWII Ebrington became the most westerly base for the repair and refueling of destroyers, corvettes and frigates and became the most important escort base in the north western approaches.

Ebrington was taken over by the Royal Navy in December 1940 for the duration of WWII and in 1945 more than 60 U-boats surrendered at Lisahally. Former service men and women still return to the City to visit Ebrington and the memorial at Lisahally.

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With the outbreak of the troubles, the base reverted to the Army in July 1970. At the height of the troubles 1,000+ soldiers were billeted at Ebrington.
In December 2003 Ebrington was gifted to the people as part of the peace process.

The construction of the Peace Bridge (2011) extended the City Centre to encompass Ebrington Square which is now the largest public space in the City.

Take a walk around Ebrington using the interactive map, stop at the new signage to find out a little more and then perhaps sample modern living in one of our on-site restaurants and cafes.

For more on the history of Ebrington download the PDF or visit the Department for Communities website below.


The History of Ebrington - Annsley Report


Department For Communities