The Bogside section of Derry is home to a group of strong and stark murals which bring home the struggles and troubles of Northern Ireland. A walk through the streets and a visit to the People's Gallery where the artists who created the murals work is an indispensable part of a visit to this city rich in history and creativity.
You cannot come to Derry without visiting the Bogside with its murals painted by the by now famous Bogside Artists and the even more famous Free Derry corner. The wall was originally the gable wall of a house on the Lecky Road where many civil rights demonstrations and public meetings were held. There have been a number of attempts to demolish the wall. British soldiers even drove an armoured vehicle into the wall in an effort to topple it. Planners have also tried to have it demolished or moved. Local people have resisted these efforts. It is still used today for public meetings and demos. Close by you'll also find the recently erected monument remembering the innocent people killed by British Paras on Bloody Sunday in 1972.