The city of Derry was founded by the great Irish Saint Columba /St. Colmcille in the 6th century, 'Place of the Oaks'. Derry was renamed Londonderry in the 17th century when the famous city walls were built. (1613-1618)
Today a City with a NEW story to tell, that has emerged from a history of conflict to one of Irelands friendliest and UK's 1st City of Culture 2013.
Derry~Londonderry has played a key role in events of global historical significance, The Siege of Derry, Emigration, WW2, The flight of Amelia Earhart and many more fasinating stories. It is the home to leading musicians, writers, artists and dramatists.
We have the finest restaurants to suit all taste buds, enjoy a pint of stout and experience our fabulous night-time musical pubs. Entertainment venues, from drama to comedy to West End musicals for all the family. Take a walk back over the centuries and immerse yourself in Award winning Museums let's not forget the vibrant festivals held throughout the year.
So come along and explore our wonderful city of warmth, there's something for everyone.
"My Derry, my Derry,
Each leaf of the Oaks around Derry is found,
To be crowded with angels from heaven above"
Words from St. Colmcille, patron Saint of Derry~Londonderry