War Memorial in the Diamond
The present War memorial was built in 1927 by the sculptor Vernon March. The figures represent the Navy and the Army and are overlooked by the winged Angel of Victory representing the Royal Air-force. The cenotaph in the Diamond is now a memorial to all those who died during World War I & II. Located in the center of the walled city, it is possible to see all four original gates from this location. Three former town-halls have resided in this position in the years 1625, 1692 and 1823. Then in 1904 there was a fire and a garden was placed there instead giving space for the memorial.
Gateway to Ireland's Northwest
Northern Ireland’s second largest city, Londonderry (Derry), is much smaller than Belfast.
Derry (Irish ‘Doire’, for ‘peace of the oaks’), a small community centred around a 6th-century abbey, was rebuilt by British settlers in 1613. Soon, the town granted charters to several London merchant companies to develop the area, ant the official name of the city became Londonderry. This name has never ben fully accepted or used by Catholics, who in general still refer to the city as Derry.
Derry is the only remaining completely Walled City in Ireland.
Stroll up and down its cobbled streets and find out about its history.