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County Derry (Londonderry)

County Derry Overview
The County of Derry takes its name from its largest city, steeped in centuries of tumultuous history.

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Derry City

Derry City

The City of Derry began as the site of a monastery, founded by St.

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Free Derry Corner and the Bogside Murals

Free Derry Corner

Free Derry Corner
Free Derry Corner is an icon representing the Republican Resistance, and marking the eastern border of the Bogside area.

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The People’s Gallery

The murals painted on walls of citizen’s homes in the Rossville Street area of the Bogside in Derry City are on of the city’s main attractions.

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Prehen House, Derry City

Prehen House and Estate

This Early Georgian Style manor house is located in a picturesque area outside the city of Derry.

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Guildhall, Derry City

The Guildhall

Located just outside the walled section of the city of Derry, near the River Foyle, the Guildhall is an impressive red sandstone building that houses the city council.

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Apprentice Boys Memorial Hall, Derry City

Apprentice Boys Memorial Hall

Located in the City of Derry, this Memorial Hall was built to commemorate the 13 boys who began the siege of Derry in 1688 by closing the gates of the city in the face of King James II.

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Lough’s Agency - Riverwatch Aquarium

Lough’s Agency – Riverwatch Aquarium

Located in Derry City, this unique facility showcases the fish and wildlife resources of the region, particularly the River Foyle and the Carlingford Loughs.

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St. Columb's Cathedral, Derry City

St. Columb’s Cathedral, Derry City

St. Columb’s Cathedral in Derry City was the first Protestant Cathedral built in Britain or Ireland after the Protestant Reformation.

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Portstewart

Portstewart

Portstewart in County Derry, Northern Ireland, is a popular seaside destination famous for its inspiring sunsets.

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Limvady

Limavady

Limavady is a small but historic town situated in the scenic Roe Valley, about halfway between Derry City and Coleraine town.

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Half-Hanged Mc Naughton

The Ghost of Half-Hanged Mc Naughton
According to the story, John Mc Naughten (also spelled as McNaghtan or McNaughten) was from a priveleged background but had got embroiled in gambling debt.

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Harbour Museum

Harbour Museum

Located in the city, the former Londonderry Port and Harbour Commissioners, now Derry’s Harbour Museum, houses the treasures of the once-bustling port.

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Workhouse Museum

Workhouse Museum

Located in Derry city, the Derry Workhouse Museum is located in a building that was established in 1832 to alleviate poverty
History

As potential emigrants came to Derry, a popular departure point, many of them discovered that they could not afford to pay for the passage.

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O’Doherty’s Tower

O’Doherty’s Tower and Derry Tower Museum

Located inside the City Walls of Derry, this magical looking structure was first built in 1615 by Paddy O’Doherty to satisfy tax liability owed to the O’Donnell chieftans.

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Derry City Walls

The old defensive walls surrounding the City of Derry are one if its main attractions.

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