Discover Derry and Northern Ireland
  • Free Derry Corner

    "You are now entering Free Derry".
    Free Derry was a self-proclaimed autonomous area between 1969 and 1972. The slogan was first 1969 painted by John Casey. Free Derry Corner is located at the intersection Lecky Road and Fahan Street.

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  • „The Petrol Bomber“

    One of the largest and the first mural of the "Bogside Artists" is certainly that its black-and-white "The Petrol Bomber".

    It was 1994 completed and shows a boy wearing a gas mask, of a Molotov cocktail in his hands holds.

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  • Che Guevara-Lynch

    In Remembering an Che Guevara.

    It is perhaps outside Ireland and Cuba as well known ncht, but his father Ernesto Rafael Guevara Lynch was Basque and Irish ancestors. "In my son's veins flowed the blood of Irish Rebels!"

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  • Bogside

    The Bogside (Irish: Taobh an Bhogaigh)was the scene of "Troubles", the "Battle of the Bogside" and the "Bloody Sunday" during the Northern Ireland conflict. You can reference to the many murals look at the history of the area during the Northern Ireland conflict.

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  • Free Derry Corner

    "You are now entering Free Derry".
    Free Derry was a self-proclaimed autonomous area between 1969 and 1972. The slogan was first 1969 painted by John Casey. Free Derry Corner is located at the intersection Lecky Road and Fahan Street.

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Derry and Northern Ireland nowadays.

Derry (Irish: Doire or Doire Cholm Cille, Oak grove of Colm Cille, or St. Columcille), often also the "Maiden City" or "Walled City" called, is the second largest city in Northern Ireland and was the scene of "Troubles" and the tragic “Bloody Sunday” 1972. Ich hatte die Gelegenheit in dieser geschichtsträchtigen Stadt zu leben und viele Erfahrungen und Eindrücke zu sammeln.Wenn in den Medien über Nordirland berichtet wird, then usually only superficially, unilaterally or poorly researched (my experiences). Few people know, what actually really happened during the Northern Ireland conflict and how the political situation today looks. Northern Ireland today is not "troubled province" more, but a secure and extremely attractive destination. Therefore, this Website and the blog about my life in Derry.
"In my memory I will always see the town that I have loved so well."
-Phil Coulter, Northern Irish songwriter

 

 

Sung by Claddagh

      The town

Entering Free Derry

When I start the 80 for the first time "Sunday Bloody Sunday" by U2 heard, I would have (of course) not dream of thought, I almost 30 Jahre später die Gelegenheit bekommen würde in Derry zu leben, zu arbeiten und eine Woche nach meiner Ankunft am letzten „Bloody Sunday march“ teilnehmen zu können. Auf diesen Marsch werde ich noch weiter...

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A few words about Derry

Moira's father once said to me:“Derry is not everyone's cup of tea“, says something like "Derry is not for everyone". I can tell anyway, that this city has me excited, I felt very comfortable and very many interesting people from all over the world have come to know. Derry is the second largest city in Northern Ireland ...

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Derry's famous Murals

The real attractions of the recent history of Derry's Bogside district are located in the city. There can be the basis of the many Murals (political murals) the history of this area during the Northern Ireland conflict consider. Perhaps the best known is certainly the most decorated in black and white, "The Petrol Bomber".

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Antrim Coast and Donegal

But even outside of Derry, you can do a lot. The landscape at the "Antrim Coast" is not only because of the "Dunluce Castle" and the dramatic cliffs an experience.

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Host family and internship

I was accepted from the beginning as a "full" member of the family and everyone was trying to make me the acclimatization as easy as possible.

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Derry City Football Club

Derry City played earlier in the Northern Ireland "Irish Football League" and today is the only Northern Irish football club is in the Premier League of Ireland.

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