Set around Derry’s walls, the Siege app combines GPS and mobile technology with contemporary real life accounts and dramatized reactions from townspeople to bring to life the key events of the 1689 Siege. Excerpts from the diaries and journals of Captain Thomas Ash, Reverend George Walker and Captain Richards are contained in this educational, atmospheric espionage activity.
Siege of Derry Experience
You can experience the Siege of Derry App in three ways.
- Play the espionage game on Derry’s walls (requires GPS)
Can you survive the 1689 siege as a Jacobite spy? Your mission is to look after Jacobite interests in the garrison town of Londonderry. You are their eyes and ears in the city. Walk along the walls and collect any useful conversations you overhear. Use the cannon to send your accounts into the Jacobite camp. Avoid detection at all costs! Remember to keep on the move or you’ll attract the attention of the guards and be thrown in prison.
The app will guide you to the start of the game at Hangman’s Bastion which is located between Butcher’s Gate and Magazine Gate on Derry’s walls. There you will be given your mission.
Press the collect button to collect each account.
- Listen to the audio timeline on Derry’s walls (requires GPS)
- Listen to the audio timeline elsewhere.
Londonderry, November 1688: The Earl of Tyrconnell has moved Lord Mountjoy and his regiment from Derry to Dublin. The town has been left undefended …Can you survive the 1689 siege as a Jacobite spy?
This software was licenced to the Northern Ireland Environment Agency by the BBC.
The Siege app is located around Derry’s walls.
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