Derry Warnings and Dangers

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Derry Warnings and Dangers

  • Do not be afraid - just be careful.

    Over the years Northern Ireland, in general, has been considered an unsafe and indeed downright dangerous place for visitors. Belfast, Derry and the border areas, in particular, have been perceived as especially dangerous.This general adverse advice has been reflected in Warnings and Dangers on most VT members' Derry pages (which in general are 5...

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  • Best to Avoid Coming to Derry on July...

    Every year on July 12th (or July 13th if the 12th is on a Sunday), the Orange Order (an Ulster Protestant Unionist organization) has parades in Northern Ireland in commemoration of the Battle of the Boyne which took place in July 1690 just outside the town of Drogheda on Ireland's east coast. The conflict was between the forces of the Catholic King...

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  • Political Tensions Remain High

    Since the Good Friday Accord was signed on 10 April 1998, there has been much more peace in Derry than in the prior Troubles period. Nevertheless, a visitor should understand that political tensions remain high. In Derry, the big divide is between the Irish Catholic Nationalists who want to unite with the Republic of Ireland and the Ulster...

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  • Fights

    Don't be a yahoo going and trying to start a religious debate if you're not a local. You don't live there, and you don't understand how it's been there for past 20-30 years. That being said, it doesn't mean that you're not protected from danger by just being respectful. After the bars close, fights are going to start. Don't walk home, take a cab,...

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  • Political Tension, Don't Be Stupid

    Political tensions run high all over the north of Ireland, so try to at least have some knowledge about what's going on, and about the history of the town before you take a trip there. Do a little research from all sides, and if you're not sure where to say Derry or Londonderry, let the sidewalks and murals guide you. Keep an open mind and don't...

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  • Ethnic-religious breakdown of Derry

    As the picture to the left will tell you, Derry is a divided city with the overwhelming majority of the Catholic (Irish Nationalist) population living on the west bank of the Foyle "Cityside" and the large majority of the Protestant (British Unionist) people living on the Foyle's east bank also known as the Waterside. Overall, more than 80 % of the...

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  • Use your common sense

    Many people have some very strange ideas about personal safety in Northern Ireland - and will not visit out of a sense of misplaced fear.It is true that there have been disturbances, bombs and shooting in the past, but your chances of being caught up in anything are extremely remote.In the centre of cities such as Derry, the Catholics and...

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  • Tower Hotel Derry

    Spent a night in here in December 2007. Went to Derry for a function which was being held in the...

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  • City Hotel

    I booked the City Hotel because it said on their website that it is on the River Foyle, that it has...

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  • Adelphi Portrush

    67-71 Main Street, Portrush, BT56 8BN, United Kingdom

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

  • Drummond Hotel

    481 Clooney Road, Ballykelly, Ballykelly, BT49 9HP

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Solo

    Hotel Class 2 out of 5 stars

  • Broomhill Hotel

    There was one weekend during my time in NI that there was some kind of festival going on, and...

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  • Ramada Da Vinci's Hotel

    this hotel was great except for 1 thing,when we arrived we were asked for debit or credit card which...

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  • McLaughlin's Inn on the Coast

    50 Ballyreagh Road, Portrush, BT56 8LT, United Kingdom

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

  • Merchant's House

    I stayed in a room with twin beds. It was roomy and comfortable. All the bathrooms are in between...

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  • The Derry Travelodge Hotel

    The room we found ourselves in here has to be easily the worst we have ever stayed in anywhere. The...

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