Ebrington is a 26-acre site with 19 remaining buildings, 14 of which are listed. The site features a 19th century star fort, connected to the historic walled city by the iconic Peace Bridge, an Ilex project which was opened to the public in June 2011. Ebrington Square has been transformed as a new public realm and a multi-purpose event space. Launched on 14 February 2012, Ebrington Square leads to the re-developed Cunningham Square on to Dale’s Corner and into the heart of the Waterside.
Collectively, these high-quality projects have expanded the city centre while, at the same time, strengthening the integration and connectivity of the city. The success of the square has seen it become a vibrant, key shared space in the region and a signature destination for events.
In 2013, Ebrington was a key venue during the UK City of Culture celebrations, hosting a range of events with audiences in excess of 500,000, including BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend, 2013 Turner Prize, the Walled City Tattoo, the Lumière Festival, the Fleadh Cheoil na h’Éireann and a range of other sporting, family, charity and cultural activities.
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