Derry

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County Derry / Londonderry

County Derry / Londonderry Overview

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

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Urban streetscape, Derry City. Image by Nicholas Raymond.

Derry City

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

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Murals near the Free Derry monument. Image: Panchenks.

Free Derry Corner

Free Derry Corner is an icon / monument representing the Republican Resistance, and marking the eastern border of Derry city’s Bogside area.

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Motorman mural, Derry. Image by yeowatzup.

Derry Bogside Murals / The People’s Gallery

The political murals painted on walls of citizen’s homes in the Bogside area of Derry City, officially known as The People’s Gallery, are among the city’s main attractions.

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Prehen House. Image: Prehenhouse.com

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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The Guildhall, Derry City. Image: Jeff and Neda Fields

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. Image: Steve Cadman.

Apprentice Boys Memorial Hall

Located in the City of Derry/Londonderry, 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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Riverwatch Aquarium. Image: Loughs-agency.org

Loughs Agency and Riverwatch Aquarium

Located on Victoria Road 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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Saint Columb's Cathedral. Image: Nico Kalser.

St. Columb’s Cathedral, Derry City

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

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The promenade at Portstewart. Image: PhotomagBen.

Portstewart

Portstewart in County Derry / Londonderry is a popular seaside destination famous for its inspiring sunsets. 

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Main Street, Limavady. Image: Dean Molyneaux.

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 Naghten

According to the story, John McNaghten (spelled various other ways, including McNaughton, McNaghtan and McNaughten) was from a priveleged background but had got embroiled in gambling debt.

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Derry Workhouse Museum and Waterside Library. Image: LibrariesNi.org

Workhouse Museum and Waterside Library

On the east side of Derry/Londonderry city, the Derry Workhouse Museum is located in a building that was established in 1832 to alleviate poverty.

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Tower Museum. Image: Tim Graffam.

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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Gun at Derry City Walls. Image: Barry McGee

Derry City Walls

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

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