According to the city's Royal Charter the official name is Londonderry and, as stated in a recent High Court decision in January 2007, remains so. It usually appears as such on maps. The city is known by many as Derry, which is an anglicisation of the old Irish Daire, which in modern Irish is spelt Doire, and translates as ‘Oak-grove’. The name derives from the settlement's earliest references, Daire Calgaich (‘oakwood of Calgach’). The name was changed from Derry in 1613 during the Plantation of Ulster to reflect the establishment of the city by the London guilds.
Londonderry or Derry is located in Nothern Ireland. For the most part Catholics prefer the use of Dery and Unionist prefer Londondery. What's in a name?
Statue depicting a ftaher a mother watching their loved ones emigrate... They know that they will never see them again.
Statue depicting a young family leaving for the New World. Their parents in the foreground bid them farewell. They are poignant statues.
View of The Bogside, a nationalist neighbourhood outside the city walls of Derry. The area has been a focus point for many of the events of the "troubles", from the Battle of the Bogside and Bloody Sunday in the 1960s and 1970s.
Murals from the Bogside.
The small Protestant enclave. (The Orange)