Derry, also known as Londonderry, is a city in Northern Ireland with a name that holds historical significance. The name “Derry” originates from the Irish word “Doire,” which means “oak grove.” It’s also referred to as “Londonderry” due to its establishment as a plantation city by London merchants in the 17th century. This dual nomenclature reflects the city’s complex and diverse history.

Derry card from Exploring Ireland game

Derry is famous for its historic walled city, which boasts remarkably well-preserved walls that date back to the 17th century. These walls offer panoramic views of the city and are a UNESCO World Heritage site.


Visitors can immerse themselves in Derry’s rich heritage by exploring the Guildhall, which features stunning stained glass windows and a fascinating collection of artifacts.

The city is known for its lively pubs and traditional Irish music sessions. But for the best experience of what Derry has to offer, don’t miss out on its world famous Halloween Festivals.