Ireland: Derry – Londonderry – Free Derry

 

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Have any of you watched “Derry Girls ” on Netflix?  Hilarious and I love that it’s like visiting the area all over again.

Entering Derry, a 17th century walled city with charming narrow streets. 

Arriving, we walked along the wall of the city. From high above, we were treated to the breathtaking view of the city below.

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St Eugene Cathedral from the city wall.

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Bloody Sunday – sometimes called the Bogside Massacre – was an incident on the 30th of January 1972 in the Bogside area of Derry, when British soldiers shot 28 unarmed civilians during a peaceful protest march against internment.

Fourteen people died.  Many of the victims were shot while fleeing from the soldiers and some were shot while trying to help the wounded.  Other protesters were injured by rubber bullets or batons, and two were run down by army vehicles.

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St Columba trail

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Tower museum

As we strolled this evening,  there was music playing outside and we danced together in the street.

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Michael Browning Memorial Plaque

The Plaque on the exterior of the Derry walls mark the spot where Michael Browning’s, Captain of the ship Mountjoy, body was found after the breaking of the boom during the Siege of Derry, 1689.

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Drinks and private performance by an Irish Tenor

Dinner at Thompson’s Restaurant.  Beef Casserole with Mash and Yorkshire.

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The beautiful, Guildhall

 

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