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Welcome to the Plantation and Penal Laws website. Use the site to explore and learn more about the rich history of the city of Derry-Londonderry from the beginning of the Plantation of Ulster through to the implementation of strict Penal Laws against Catholics and Dissenters in the late seventeenth century.

Explore sources documenting the history of the city from the late sixteenth century to the early eighteenth century, then test your knowledge with a pop quiz! Further research and links to sources and online resources are also available here.