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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. 

    The tour was well worth it, bringing a new dimension to our understanding of the history of Derry.

  • 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, Derr...

    Our guide was extremely knowledgeable and had a great sense of humor. Thoroughly enjoyable and a great way to see Derry. Highly recommended.

  • Derry: Bloody Sunday & Bogside Murals Walking Tour

    3. 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.  

    An excellent tour. Our guide Michael was obviously very knowledgable about the subject and conveyed that knowledge very well.

  • Derry: Derry Girls TV Show Filming Locations Tour

    4. 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.

    Fantastic experience which was very insightful and fun and I would highly recommend it!

  • From Derry: Game of Thrones and Giant's Causeway Tour

    5. From Derry: Game of Thrones and Giant's Causeway Tour

    Once you arrive at the meeting point, get acquainted with your guide, who was an extra on Game of Thrones. Depart from Derry and drive westwards through the stunning countryside to Downhill Beach. Here you will find Dragonstone beach where Melisandre burned the Seven Idols for R’hllor the Lord of Light. Then travel to Dunluce Castle for a photo op.  This magnificent ruin was used as an establishing shot for Harrenhal in season 3. Cross Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge, which sits 30 meters above the rocks. Please be advised that the walk from the coach park to the Rope Bridge itself is almost 1 kilometer, so expect to walk for 20 minutes to the Rope Bridge, cross the bridge and back again, then walk back to the coach park along spectacular sea cliffs. Visit Renly’s Camp and the Kingsmoot, the location of the Iron Islands Kingsmoot in season 6 when Euron claimed the Salt Throne from Yara. Sto...

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What people are saying about County Londonderry

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 31 reviews

Glenn arrived promptly at easy to find start point. The time of tour was chosen to suit us which was brilliant as we had to travel to Derry. Glenn was a very friendly,affable guide. As tour went on it became very clear that he was very knowledgeably and aporoachable. Any questions answered fully. The tour itself covers a small area so is good even for people with limited mobility. I have a back problem and found no issues with the tour. Myself and husband thoroughly enjoyed the tour although the history was tragic for those living in this area at the time. Can't recommend highly enough

Gleann has exceptional knowledge of Irish history. We were so moved by his tour and his capability to convey information in a way which allows for both learning and reflection. We learnt so much on the tour and will definitely recommend this to anyone visiting Derry city.

We combined this tour with the Bloody Sunday and Bogside Murals tour. Gleann was a first rate guide - engaging, knowledgeable, informative and directly connected to the city and the events. We would highly recommended him.

Our guide was extremely knowledgeable and had a great sense of humor. Thoroughly enjoyable and a great way to see Derry. Highly recommended.

The tour was well worth it, bringing a new dimension to our understanding of the history of Derry.