Derry City

Doire translates as Oak-Grove
Motto : Vita Veritas Victoria………. (Life, Truth, Victory)

These are the most significant landmarks, buildings and monuments in Derry City

Prehen House, Prehen, Derry City 1740

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Derry's most historic house & & Half hanged McNaughton This early Georgian manor house was built in 1740 with the finest materials for Andrew Knox, M.P for Donegal. It sits on an elevated [...]

Prehen House, Prehen, Derry City 17402020-04-29T13:15:12+00:00

The Peace Bridge, Derry City 2011

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A beautiful bridge designed to encourage friendship  The Peace Bridge is a cycle and footbridge built across the River Foyle. It was officially opened on 25th June 2011 and connects the old army [...]

The Peace Bridge, Derry City 20112020-05-06T19:07:04+00:00

Magee College, Northland Road, Derry City 1865

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A decision that kicked off the troubles in Northern Ireland This elegant building is Magee College, it was built in 1865 to the designs of the Dublin architect Edward Gribben in a Victorian [...]

Magee College, Northland Road, Derry City 18652020-04-29T12:45:27+00:00

St Eugene’s Cathedral. Derry City 1851

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Bells ring here every night at 9 pm as a reminder of the penal laws According to legend, Eugene was a monk from the Dublin area and foretold the coming of St Columba [...]

St Eugene’s Cathedral. Derry City 18512020-04-29T13:28:36+00:00

St Columba’s Church, The Long Tower. Derry City 1810

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St Columba, Bishop Hervey & A stunning interior Derry takes its name from the Irish word 'Doire' meaning oak grove. Oak groves were regarded as sacred places for the ancient Celts before Christianity [...]

St Columba’s Church, The Long Tower. Derry City 18102020-04-29T13:56:18+00:00

The Guildhall, Guildhall Square. Derry City 1887

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A Victorian masterpiece & Big Ben's little brother This impressive piece of architecture is Derry's Guildhall. It was built in 1887 using red sandstone and its eclectic style is described as ‘neo-Gothic with [...]

The Guildhall, Guildhall Square. Derry City 18872020-04-29T13:42:10+00:00

The Star Factory, Foyle Road. Derry City 1899

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Once the World's leading centre for shirt making The Star Factory was built in 1899 for The Messrs. Bayer Company. Between 1880 and the 1920s Derry was the principal seat of the shirt [...]

The Star Factory, Foyle Road. Derry City 18992020-04-29T19:25:44+00:00

St Brecan’s Church, St.Columb’s Park. Derry City c.1600

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The oldest church structure in Derry This is St Brecan's Church located in St Columb's Park was described as 'the oldest building in Derry'. It was commissioned by Redmond O'Gallagher - The Bishop [...]

St Brecan’s Church, St.Columb’s Park. Derry City c.16002020-04-25T15:27:36+00:00