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Bogside History Tours

Derry, United Kingdom
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About Bogside History Tours
This walking tour deals with events in Bogside area of Derry City known world wide as Bloody Sunday. The company was set up by some of the relatives that were shot on the day of Bloody Sunday. This hour long walking tour will begin in the center of Derry at the Guildhall and will retrace part of the original march. The tour will the take you into the heart of Derry's Bogside area and visit the places where Bloody Sunday occurred. The tour will pass the Museum of Free Derry and finish at the Bloody Sunday monument on Rossville Street in sight of Free Derry Corner and just below Derry's world famous walls. This walking tour will cover the Civil Right era and Bloody Sunday in great detail and also cover both inquiries into the day. This is the authentic Bloody Sunday tour that no other tour guide company can offer. Political tour of Derry with an insight from family members. Derry walls walking tour. Explore derry's four hundred years old walls with local and knowledgeable guides. Taxi tours of Derry City are also offered as well as half and full day tours of Donegal and the Antrim coast.
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This tour is like no other .it offers a unique look at the while civil rights story and bloody sunday from those directly affected .

Paul Doherty is the son of Patrick Doherty one of the innocent victims of that day and delivers this tour from his perspective
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Tony C wrote a review Oct 20
Liverpool, United Kingdom13 contributions14 helpful votes
This was a very interesting and educational tour from someone who lived through and experienced a disturbing period of the UK’s recent history. Neill presented facts and conducted the tour in an unbiased way, with an articulate, engaging style and with great knowledge on the finer details and specific locations of the Bloody Sunday tragedy (which unfolded in a surprisingly small area) and of other incidents which affected his friends and family. He was very open to specific questions and sharing his personal history of the period. Possibly, the people who choose this tour are largely those who are already aware of the injustices that motivated the civil rights movement and not those who need enlightenment from the one-sided reporting from most of the UK media. One of the tragic ironies, for me, is but for a quirk of birth location, many of the squaddies patrolling the streets would have been fighting or campaigning against the injustices and excesses inflicted by the ruling powers in N Ireland. Generally, we found the people in the Bogside friendly, helpful and approachable. We stayed in an excellent B & B in the Bogside (Legenderry) and found the environment totally unthreatening by night and day. Unfortunately, the Free Derry Museum was closed on the Sunday afternoon after our tour (13th September).
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Gavin wrote a review Oct 11
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We were lucky enough to have Paul as our tour guide, who’s father was killed in the Bloody Sunday massacre. He was extremely friendly and always checking if we were comfortable or had enough time to see what we wanted. He was extremely knowledgable of Derry’s history. His first hand experience of the streets of Derry, personal accounts of the family’s experience and ongoing struggle for justice was truly impactful. I was hesitant that this would be another tourist scripted tour. Paul is unapologetically direct. No script. He was very careful not to offend but gave an honest first hand account from his perspective. He left us understanding the deeper issues that his community faced beyond the widely recognised religious or sectarian issues. Before the tour I would have said you couldn’t put a price on the opportunity to spend an hour with someone who has truly lived it. But you can and it was such good value for money we payed more!
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Rachel wrote a review Oct 8
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We had an excellent tour with Paul. We learnt a lot from him about the Bogside but also about life in Derry before and during The Troubles. Paul’s own personal experiences and stories really made the tour memorable. We’ll definitely be back with friends and recommend the tour to anyone who wants to hear a more personal account of what happened.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Maureen Cameron wrote a review Oct 1
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This was an excellent tour of the Bogside. Paul was superb as a tour guide. His knowledge of not only the events of Bloody Sunday but the whole history of Derry was second to none. He has a personal interest as his father was a victim of Bloody Sunday and he took us to all the parts of the Bogside where the events happened. He was happy to answer any questions and there was also time for a bit of good Irish craic. If you go to Derry I cannot recommend this tour highly enough
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Colleen D wrote a review Sep 2020
Portadown, United Kingdom4 contributions5 helpful votes
George took us on a walking tour of the Bogside mid sept and his knowledge and passion for Derry was clearly evident...he was very approachable and happy to answer any questions.... an excellent and a must tour to take while visiting this fabulous city of Derry x
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