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Derry City, Co. Derry

The River Foyle curves picturesquely around the old walled town of Derry, creating a cosy setting which jars horribly with the reality of this city's recent troubled history. The old centre of Derry is the small walled city on the west bank of the river, with the square called the Diamond at its heart. Barbed-wire barriers detract from the magnificence of the city walls, though also giving resonance to their history. From the top there are good views of the Bogside and its defiant murals - 'No Surrender!' - and the Free Derry monument. Inside the walls, the Tower Museum tells the story of Derry from the days of St Columcille to the present. St Columb's Cathedral stands within the walls of the old city and dates from 1628; it's usually surrounded by barbed wire and surveillance cameras. Last century, Derry was one of the main ports from which the Irish emigrated to the USA. The Harbour Museum has a small collection of maritime memorabilia on display. Derry is only just over one and a half hours from Belfast by bus.

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Derry City Walls

Derry City, Co. Derry, Northern Ireland
The most visibly striking historic feature of the city is the historic walls. It is the only remaining completely walled City in Ireland and one of the finest examples of Walled Cities in Europe and they have been kept in a splendid state of preservation.

St. Eugene's Cathedral

Derry City, Francis St, BT48 9AP, Co. Derry, Northern Ireland

Ashbrook Estate

Ashbrook, Co. Londonderry, Northern Ireland
Ashbrook has been the Ash family home since before 1590. It is unique in that the same family continues to live there to this day. Located just outside the city of Derry on the river Faughan, Ashbrook is quirky historic house set in natural parkland. The

Harbour Museum

Co. Derry, Northern Ireland
Locasted in Harbour Square is this traditional museum, and Picture Gallery principally dealing with the maritime history of the area. Temporary exhibitions are regularly displayed.

Millennium Forum

3 Newmarket Street, Derry City, Co. Derry

St. Columb's Cathedral and Chapter House Museum

Derry City, Co. Derry, Northern Ireland
The most historic building in the city, built in 1633. Open Monday-Saturday all year; Summer 9.00am-5.00pm. Winter 9.00am-1.00pm and 2.00pm-4.00pm. Groups welcome. Admission £1 per person.

The Fifth Province

Derry City, Co. Derry, Northern Ireland
By using a variety of dramatic effects and audio-visual techniques, brings to life the history and culture of the Celts.

The Guildhall

Derry City, Co. Derry, Northern Ireland
This neo-Gothic style building is the civic and cultural centre for the people of the city. There are many concerts, exhibitions and meetings held here throughout the year.

The McGilloway Gallery

Derry City, Co Derry, Northern Ireland
Includes artist biographies and samples of their work, plus exhibition information.

The Tower Museum

Union Hall Place, Derry City, Co. Derry, Northern Ireland
The Tower Museum tells the story of Derry, chronicling the history of the city from its geological formation through to the present day.

Waterside Theatre

Glendermott Road, Derry/Londonderry, Co. Derry

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Pubs & Nightlife

Derry City Pubs and Nightlife: An essential part of Ireland's social life and a must for every visitor.

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