Things to do in Derry

Top Things to Do in Derry

Things to Do in Derry

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  • 105Mike105
    Fleet, UK19 contributions
    An circular continuous route offering views of Derry within and without. Visited using the excellent Derriedanders tours.
    Written 26 June 2022
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  • Robert from Kent
    5 contributions
    If you can visit the Bogside Murals, the Bloody Sunday Memorial, Free Derry Corner and the other memorial sites in the Bogside before you visit the Museum this will add to the experience.
    The Museum is housed within stark concrete walls which adds to the oppression which the Catholic majority experienced for most of the 20th Century in Derry, and this Museum tells their tale in harsh, stark and unforgettable ways.
    The displays, descriptions and particularly the audio-visual left an impression which I hope will stay with me.
    I came out of the experience not only knowing a lot more but having so much empathy for the people who experienced such brutality at the hands of the State.
    Written 19 June 2022
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  • 105Mike105
    Fleet, UK19 contributions
    This bridge is easily accessible from behind the Guildhall offering an easy but quite windswept walk across the river. The architecture is stunning.
    Written 26 June 2022
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  • John M
    Lyon, France1,809 contributions
    First time back to (London)Derry after over 50 years, when the Troubles were at their height. We visited the Free Derry corner on Easter Saturday and Easter was always a time for the Easter Rising to be commemorated in Derry. We were informed that the first Easter commemoration in three years was taking place that weekend.

    There is a raw, sad and embittered feel as the victims at Bloody Sunday, or the Bogside Massacre of 1972, the 1981 Irish hunger strikers, are all commemorated in monuments, murals, flags and emblems. The leaders of the Civil Rights also have their murals and, on the day we visited, a remembrance was held, for a teenager who was shot as he walked in the in the nearly Westland Street area. The Bogside is like a microcosm of conflict and strife all over the world, where people hang on to their troubled history to avoid a recurrence and produce a better future.
    Written 3 June 2022
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  • S Griffiths
    26 contributions
    Welcoming building with magnificent stained glass. We could not go upstairs as there was an event on so settled for downstairs which was really informative about the long history of human plantation in Ireland
    Written 20 June 2022
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  • Richard
    Rotterdam, The Netherlands18 contributions
    The museum describes the history of Derry from it's founding until the present day. It does a good job with that. In addition it has an exhibition about the Spanish Armada and a ship which has been found of the coast of Derry, which is interesting
    Written 6 June 2022
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  • Sinead
    Loughrea, Ireland347 contributions
    The art is a must see. . The detail of it is unreal and there are plaques with information on the pictures, some very sad but good to get a insight to the history of derry.
    Written 12 August 2020
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  • lmcr77
    Hornchurch75 contributions
    Really makes you think about local history and it’s links to international current historic events. Try and park in town centre as parking is limited.
    Written 18 June 2022
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  • Andrea F
    Storm Lake, IA19 contributions
    Terry Brown was our tour guide through Derry's famous walled city, and we could not have asked for a more knowledgeable, personal insight into The Troubles and Derry's history. Terry was simply fantastic—knowledgeable, funny, and offered stories that wowed my entire student group,. My university students continued to compare every tour guide we had after Terry's walking tour. I can tell you that no one quite measured to the standards he set.
    Written 9 June 2022
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  • 105Mike105
    Fleet, UK19 contributions
    This area includes several craft shops selling locally produced crafts plus a few restaurants including one with a thatched roof at which we eat. Also includes 2 murals relating to the shirt manufacturing, a former key industry in the city.
    Written 26 June 2022
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  • 301lisa33
    Coventry, UK1,560 contributions
    We travelled just the section from Bellarena into Londonderry. The scenery was stunning, running right along the water's edge for part of the journey.

    The trains are very good, comfortable and modern. They seem quite reliable. The price was extremely good.

    This must have been much easier than trying to drive into the city!
    Written 24 September 2021
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  • Hugh Coyle
    Balloch, UK2 contributions
    Listening to Charlene McCrossan with her passionate explanation of her city and its history of conflict through the ages and her faith in its integration now and in the future was both heart warming and moving.
    Written 17 March 2022
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  • 301lisa33
    Coventry, UK1,560 contributions
    This cathedral looks magnificent but it is only open for visits on a few days, so we could not visit. This is a shame. Check opening hours before travelling
    Written 24 September 2021
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  • fairyloulou
    Cork, Ireland91 contributions
    Really enjoyed our tour of the Peoples Gallery ( murals ) Our tour guide Peter was excellent. The murals are easy to find and wander around on your own, all on one street. .But I would recommend getting a tour guide as you get so much insight and knowledge into each mural.
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    Written 17 October 2021
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  • fairyloulou
    Cork, Ireland91 contributions
    Beautiful little church right on the walls. Unfortunately it was closed on our visit , but it did have an interactive map on display outside which was great.
    Written 17 October 2021
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