Member / Vendor Login

Derry

Country
Ireland
State
Chiarrai
City
Derry
Type of Location
Multiple
About Location

County Derry is located in Northern Ireland. Derry is one of Ireland's most historical counties. Derry City, a scene of much conflict in the second half of the 20th century, is today, one of Ireland's most pulsating cities. Following the end of hostilities, the city has redeveloped much of its former character and appeal.

The historic walled city of Londonderry, also known as Derry, is a hub of culture and creativity, and is as well-known for its positive contemporary outlook as it is for the ageless quality of its craic.



Advertisement

How to Reach

By Ferry

Regular, scheduled ferry services operate between Northern Ireland and Great Britain, with services departing from Stranraer and Cairnryan in Scotland and Liverpool in England. These services bring both foot passengers, cars and other vehicles into the area through two ferry ports, Belfast and Larne. There is also ferry service available from Wales via Dublins two ports, Dublin Port and Dun Laoghaire. Irish Ferries operate from Dublin Port to Holyhead, Wales and Stena Line's HSS (high-speed sea service) operates from Holyhead to Dun Laoghaire.

By Train

Derry and the northwest has an accessible rail and transport network. The flagship Enterprise train service operating between Dublin Connolly and Belfast Central connects to the city via the scenic coastal route from Coleraine on the north coast. The railway station is on the eastern side of the Foyle River. A free Linkline bus brings passengers from the train station to the city centre.

By Bus

Ulsterbus provide daily services to Derry City and the county towns from Belfast and surrounding counties. Derrys bus station is on Foyle street in the city centre.

Key places to visit
The Walls of Derry, Tower Museum, Heritage Tower, Riverwatch, Free Derry Corner


Advertisement



Places to Visit

The Walls of Derry

The city is the only remaining completely walled city in Ireland and one of the finest examples in Europe of a walled city. These famous walls, which date back to the early part of the 17th century, have withstood several sieges, the most celebrated lasting 105 days. There are fine views from the top of the walls, which encircle the Old City, a circuit of one mile. Open to the public from dawn to dusk, there are daily walking tours of the wall, available year-round.

Tower Museum

In O'Doherty Tower, a medieval-style fort, this award-winning museum presents the history of the city, from its geological formation to the present day. Visitors are invited to walk through time and a series of exhibits and audiovisual presentations provoke their imaginations along the way. The tower's collection of historical artefacts includes items salvaged from the Spanish Armada, ravaged by storms off the Irish coast in 1588.

Heritage Tower

Located in the Fountain area of the city, Heritage Tower was built during the
19th century and the gaol here was once the prison home to Wolf Tone and De Valera. Today, the gaol exhibits artefacts and memorabilia dating from WWI to the present day. You can also view models and paintings that are on display in the tower as well as some old wall murals, painted by local artist Robert Jackson.

Riverwatch

Riverwatch offers people of all ages and abilities the opportunity to explore and discover the wonderful natural resources of the Foyle and Carlingford Loughs.
Learn about the incredible life of the salmon and much more through unique interactive exhibitions and activities. Fishing licences and permits are also available.

Free Derry Corner

This spot, located on the outskirts of Londonderry, was the site of one of the most infamous clashes between Loyalists and Nationalists during the Troubles. On 4 January 1969, violence erupted between the local constabulary and a group of marchers. Though the surroundings have changed a little since that time, the site is still used for public rallies and demonstrations. The slogan: you are now entering Free Derry, was painted on a wall here soon after the 1969 incident and is visible to this day.

Right Time to Visit

May - September

Temperature

June - July -> 20(°C) - Summer
January - February -> 2(°C) - Spring


Advertisement



View Map