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1st visited this area during the 'troubles' 2nd visit some 30 years later. During the first time literally could only drive through the area, quickly. This time actually stayed in the area, walked through and visited museum. Provides a very good insight in the time...More
As with Belfast an integral part of the recent history associated with the Troubles are the Bogside Murals. Now more related to times since the Peace that was agreed to 20 years ago the murals are none the less important statements.
Our guide Gleann certainly knew what he was talking about - brought up in the Bogside during The Troubles and whose father was killed on Bloody Sunday, we got first hand insight into the events of that tragic period. On this particular tour, though you...More
As soon as you leave the quaint city walls and walk into Bogside, you're immediately hit by the stark contrast between the two communities of Derry, and the difference in how they're treated by the authorities. Murals commemorate the atrocities of the past, while current...More
The Republican Murals depicting the events on Bloody Sunday are representative of the feelings that some of the people of Derry (and Northern Ireland) share. Obviously the Loyalists might feel differently but the murals do show one perspective of that terrible day in 1972. They...More