A cousin recommended that we book a tour of Derry with Blue Badge tours, so we did, and we have no regrets. Our guide was Michael Cooper, the owner of Blue Badge, and an extremely knowledgeable man. We thought we knew something of the "troubles" in Derry, but found that we actually knew very little. Michael did an excellent job, and we learned so much. He is an excellent guide and our half-day tour was packed with so much information. Although Michael was very up front about his political leanings, we felt that his presentation was remarkably optimistic, looking not only to the past, but also toward the future. We finished with a visit to the Bogside Museum, a must-see for anyone visiting Derry.
Derry, by the way, is a wonderful city to visit. It was definitely our favorite among the different cities we visited in Northern Ireland. The walled city with its beautiful peace bridge, should be on everyone's itinerary. We just wished we could have stayed longer.
Thank you, Michael, and the people of Derry for such an outstanding experience.