"Bloody Sunday Murals" Top 5 Page for this destination Derry Things to Do Tip by DrexelDragon

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  It looks ominous, but it's quite safe to view them
by DrexelDragon
 
 

Contrary to popular belief, Bloody Sunday did not take place in Dublin or Belfast. It occurred in Londonderry/Derry. The murals are painted onto the sides of row homes in the area down the grass hill from the city walls. This area is also referred to as the Bogside. This is where the majority of Catholics make their homes, and the Bogside is also used to refer to the entire one side of the River Foyle. The other side is referred to as the Waterside, or the area in which the majority of protestants reside. The sign shows the significance of the tensions between the different groups involve.

The murals themselves were painted by a group called the Bogside Artists. The Bogside Inn is reputed to be home to a fine pint as well. I am pretty sure that I took photos of every mural there was there, so be sure to check my travelogues to see them all.

Directions: It's located in the southwest section of the city, and you can see the area from the city's walls where the grass runs down to the road.

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  • Written Nov 20, 2004
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