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Free Derry Tours

Gasyard Center | Lecky Road, Derry, Northern Ireland
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Ranked #7 of 19 activities in Derry
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English first
Manchester, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014 via mobile

This is a really excellent tour that is not to be missed by anyone visiting the city or hoping to understand more about the history and experiences of the conflict. The tour is lead by a guide with a very knowledgeable guide with personal experience of family loss during Bloody Sunday, and is a very moving experience. He also has... More

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

This tour is given by the Free Derry Museum (which is also great), given by a former IRA member, and very touching and personal. Really gives a first-hand insight into the Troubles and particularly into the events of Bloody Sunday in 1973. Maybe too powerful for small children, but teens and adults will be captivated.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

Arranged via the Museum of Free Derry. I was the only one booked and the tour went ahead without any quibble - very impressive commitment to telling visitors the story of the area! Given by an ex political prisoner and a great opportunity to meet and talk with someone who had lived through the events of Bloody Sunday and the... More

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Collierville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013

The tour is arranged at the Museum of Free Derry. Ours was led by an engaging gentleman who was imprisoned for IRA activities, so he had first-hand knowledge of this area. Basically the tour explains the various murals which tell the story of the struggle in the Bogside. There are two side to every story and this is one side... More

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los angeles
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013

This is an excellent museum and the tour is only 2 pounds more - do it. Even though there is overlapping information, it's worth it: the museum has a lot of good information and artifacts; walking the streets with someone whose dad was murdered in Bloody Sunday makes the unfathomable palpably horrific. We couldn't visit Derry and not come here.... More

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Owosso, Michigan, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2013

Excellent tour. Mr. Doherty told the events in such a manner that it felt as if we were actually there during the event. I would recommend taking this tour to if you wish to know more about Bloody Sunday and the events that lead up to that terrible day.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2013

This was a moving, fascinating explanation of the Civil Rights Movement, Bloody Sunday and its long aftermath based around the murals and monuments in the area. Fast paced, funny, moving and informative. Check the opening times if you want to visit the museum as well.

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Dublin, Ireland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2013

This tour gave an interesting point of view and was given by an ex prisoner. If you visit Doire it is well worth doing.

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San Diego
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2012

Outstanding and thoroughly entertaining city walk tour of Derry city. John was most knowledgeable about all aspects of 1500 years of history from the beginning of Derry to present day. Very humorous and fact filled tour. Be sure to visit St. Eugene's Cathedral on you own. Beautiful catholic church

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2012

Fantastic tour, both historically informed and personal. Go to the museum as well--though the price is great either way. It will immensely enrich your understanding of the Troubles and the current political and social situation of Northern Ireland.

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