Derry-Londonderry has been designated a UN City of Peace.
The United Nations International City of Peace programme acknowledges cities worldwide that have demonstrated outstanding efforts in fostering peace, tolerance, and cooperation among their diverse communities. Derry-Londonderry’s transformation into a symbol of peace is a testament to the city’s resilience and dedication to moving on from the past.
Over the years, the city has made tremendous progress in bridging divides, fostering dialogue, and nurturing a culture of understanding among its citizens.
Derry-Londonderry is a cosmopolitan, creative city steeped in history. The hit TV series ‘Derry Girls’ has captivated audiences worldwide. Set against the backdrop of the city’s tumultuous history, it highlights the resilience of the people of Derry-Londonderry.
Some of the city’s most compelling events can be explored through a collection of museums, including the Siege Museum, the Museum of Free Derry and the Tower Museum.
Guided tours such as the Free Derry Tour and the Bogside History Tour are ideal for explaining the history of the area.
Derry-Londonderry’s Peace Bridge stands as a symbol of the city’s determination to bring people together.
The ancient city walls, dating back to the 17th century, are the only fully intact city walls in Ireland. They provide a glimpse into the city’s past, offering panoramic views of the cityscape and the River Foyle.