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Bloody Sunday and Bogside Murals Private Walking Tour
"Departing from the Tower Museum in the city centre this private Bloody Sunday and Bogside murals tour will take you into the heart of the Bogside district of Derry  the crucible of the modern day conflict in Ireland. This 90-minute walking tour will begin at Free Derry Wall and take you around some of the Bogside murals.The modern history of Derry is explored in the Bogside tour. Subjects range from th widespread religious discrimination against Irish Catholics Civil Rights period Battle of the Bogside 1969 Bloody Sunday massacre January 1972 and covers both inquiries in to Bloody Sunday and the conflict that occurred here afterwards.These tours are ideal for school and university groups studying Irish history as well as peace and reconciliation stu
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Derry Walls Private Walking Tour
"This private Derry Walls walking tour can start anytime suitable for you and will take you through the older history of Derry and the surrounding area. Derry is one of the longest continued used area in Ireland dating back some six thousand years. St Colmcille set his monastery on the island of Doire in 546 before going to Io ending with the Flight of the Earls in 1607. The Plantation of Ulster brought thousands of English and Scottish Protestants to Ulster and the building of the City Walls from 1613.Derry became Londonderry under James I and was financed by the Guil The Fountain Estate Derry Gaol Apprentice Boys Great Hunger and emigration are areas that are covered on this tour also. This walking tour is conducted on Derry's walls while walking the 1.4 km circuit of the walls."
From GBP15.00
 
City Sightseeing Derry Hop-On Hop-Off Tour
"Board the open-top double-decker bus at any of the stops around Chester. Sit back and relax as you travel through the city enjoying 360-views and informative commentary on board. Stay on board for the entire one-hour loop or hop on and off as you please to explore by foot.This historic city situated on the River Foyle is Ireland's only remaining walled city. The Irish built the city walls to protect themselves from England and Scotland in the early 17th century and today it remains as one of the most exceptional fortified cities in Europe. Marvel at these city walls from the comfort of your bus
From GBP13.00

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Tower Museum

UPDATE February 2004: The Tower museum is closed for renovations until further notice.

If you want to learn about the history of Derry, then the Tower Museum is the best place to start. It tells you the whole history starting with the first settlers who arrived here and lived on Oysters, the origins of the name Derry (Doire - Oakgrove), the building and development of the city walls and city in general, the linen/shirt industry that thrived here for centuries. It also gives you an interesting insight into the political/cultural conflicts.

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Guildhall

Derry's Guildhall is one of the city's landmarks and, to my eyes, it is a typical piece of Victorian city architecture: power, glory and twiddly bits. :-) The Guildhall was built in 1887 (officially...
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Free Derry Corner

Like Bloody Sunday, the words 'Bogside' and 'Free Derry' hold memories for all of us who lived in the UK through the period of the Troubles. On 5th January 1969, after a night of rioting and police...
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River Foyle

A 20-or-so mile cycle route along the river Foyle. It takes you from Derry all the way to the border towns of Strabane and Lifford. Escape the traffic! You ride through quiet country roads and county...
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St Columb's Cathedral

According to the cathedral website, the cathedral is the oldest building in the city of Derry. A complete re-building of the city was planned from 1613, when the walls were first started (they were...
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St Augustine's Church

The small Church of Ireland building which now stands at the end of Palace Street is not so very old. It only dates from 1872. But the site on which it stands goes back a very long way. This spot, on...
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'Bloody Sunday' Memorial

I'm not going to go into any detail about why this memorial exists or the event it commemorates. You can find all that information very easily with a simple internet search. 'Bloody Sunday' is the...
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Getting to Tower Museum

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Union Hall Place

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  • Sunday 10:00 to 18:00
  • Monday 10:00 to 18:00
  • Tuesday 10:00 to 18:00
  • Wednesday 10:00 to 18:00
  • Thursday 10:00 to 18:00
  • Friday 10:00 to 18:00
  • Saturday 10:00 to 18:00

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