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Bloody Sunday and Bogside Murals Private Guided Walking Tour

1. Bloody Sunday and Bogside Murals Private Guided Walking Tour

The modern history of Derry is explored in the Bogside tour. Subjects range from the partition of Ireland and the creation of the six-county state, widespread religious discrimination against Irish Catholics, Civil Rights period, Battle of the Bogside 1969, Bloody Sunday massacre January 1972 and covers both inquiries in to Bloody Sunday and the conflict that occurred here afterwards. You will visit the Bogside, the crucible of the modern day conflict and home of the Civil Rights Association. View the world famous Bogside murals in Derry's Bogside. The Bogside murals give visitors a glimpse in to the recent history of Derry using visual art Visit the site of the Bloody Sunday massacre. The Bloody Sunday monument was the last physical act of the NI Civil Rights Association. 

Derry: Walled City Private Tour

2. Derry: Walled City Private Tour

Discover the long history of Derry and the surrounding area on this city walls walking tour. Derry is one of the longest continuously used areas of land in Ireland, dating back some six thousand years. This walking tour takes the 1.4 km circuitous route along the walls. Learn how St Colmcille set his monastery on the island of Doire in 546 before going to Iona in the western isles of Scotland, bringing Christianity to Britain. Hear about Queen Elizabeth I's advance into Ulster, bringing Anglicization and the Protestant religion, then the Irish response to this invasion that led to the Nine Years War 1594-1603, ending with the Flight of the Earls in 1607. Discover why the famous City Walls were built, and why the name of the city is still contested following Derry's change to Londonderry under King James I. Immerse yourself in the history of the Siege of Derry, The Fountain Estate, Derry Gaol, the Apprentice Boys, as well as the Great Hunger and emigration.

Derry: Derry Girls TV Show Filming Locations Tour

3. Derry: Derry Girls TV Show Filming Locations Tour

Visit the walled city of Derry, the only fully walled city in Ireland and Britain, for a fun filled tour of the film locations from the comedy TV show Derry Girls. Explore some of the show’s most iconic filming locations, such as Bishop's Gate, Long Tower Church, Dennis Wee Shop and the all new Derry Girls mural. Stop by Pump Street and learn the difference between a cream horn and a cream finger, and try one for yourself if you fancy it. Along the way, listen to your guide share stories about the local history of Derry as you wander through some of the city’s most beloved landmarks.

Derry: Bloody Sunday & Bogside Murals Walking Tour

4. Derry: Bloody Sunday & Bogside Murals Walking Tour

Begin at the Free Derry Wall and let your local guide take your back in time, through the history of Northern Ireland. Beginning with the partition of Ireland, weave your way through the decades, through the troubles, the peace process and finish with a deeper understanding of the main issues that prevail today. Explore the famous Bogside Murals - the striking artworks that have become central to the neighborhood's identity. Discover the site of the Bloody Sunday Massacre, the controversial moment when British Soldiers fired into protestors in 1972, and pause at the memorial to the massacre looking over the Derry Walls.  

Derry: History and Politics Private City Walking Tour

5. Derry: History and Politics Private City Walking Tour

Walk through over 20 historical landmarks and natural spaces in Derry with this group tour. View a collection cannons and stroll along the city walls. Hear about Derry's history from the perspective that only a local can give. View a fine collection of cannons and listen as your guide tells you about the longest siege in Ireland. Find out about the 'Crucible of the Troubles'. Learn about city's founding and the role the city played in the mass immigration from Ireland. Travel along the walls while your guide tells you about the Siege of Derry. Be stirred by the People's Gallery of Murals. Admire St Columb’s Cathedral. Marvel at historic gothic buildings. Let your guide regale you with stories about marching season traditions, the history of the apprentice boys, Bloody Sunday, the Battle of Bogside and the Civil Rights movement.

Belfast: Derry Girls Taxi Tour with Private Guide

6. Belfast: Derry Girls Taxi Tour with Private Guide

Although Derry Girls is set and partly filmed in Derry, most of the production and filming of the show actually takes place in Belfast. Join fans of the show on a fun and entertaining Derry Girls private guided taxi tour and explore many of the filming locations featured in the world of Erin, her friends, and family. The tour is a great way to see both the highlights of Belfast as well as less familiar corners of the city. On tour, you will get to visit the interior of the church where the miracle took place and where the Ukrainians visited. You can venture to the docket shop where Gerry tried and failed to get his pictures back. Then, you will head to the west of the city to see the exterior of Erin's home and where her family got caught up in the marches. You will have a chance to go into the shop used as the interior of Dennis’s Wee Shop. See the university that writer Lisa McGee attended and discover how she brought the show to life and what it was like growing up in Derry in the ’90s. The tour will end back in the center of Belfast at the location used as Fionnula's fish and chip shop. Here you can order fish and chips like the Derry Girls.

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Overall rating

5.0 / 5

based on 24 reviews

We did two tours and wanted to place our review on each tour site. We were guests of Gleann in late May and just had a moment to sit and write about our experience. Gleann's perspective and knowledge of how the past transcends to the current day still resonates with us. His sense of humor and kindness will be one of our most cherished memories during our trip to Northern Ireland. Gleann was able to incorporate a stop off at our son's place of employment in Derry, along with an invaluable conversation along the entire wall and into the Bogside. Gleann's expertise is a five star experience!

We were guests of Gleann in late May and just had a moment to sit and write about our experience. Gleann's perspective and knowledge of how the past transcends to the current day still resonates with us. His sense of humor and kindness will be one of our most cherished memories during our trip to Northern Ireland. Gleann was able to incorporate a stop off at our son's place of employment in Derry, along with an invaluable conversation along the entire wall and into the Bogside. Gleann's expertise is a five star experience!

Our excellent guide, Gleann Doherty, was great! His encyclopedic knowledge of both “Derry Girls” and Derry history, and his sense of humor, and stories, made the tour so great! If you love Derry Girls, and learning some of the historical background of this cool city, take this tour — highly recommended!

Our guide Gleann was very knowledgeable and gave us a very good informative insight of what happened on Bloody Sunday. Also the explanations of the murals was very interesting. Well worth doing.

Very good and informative would recommend Gleann Docherty to anyone thinking of any tours in Derry