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Derry/Londonderry is the second-largest city in Northern Ireland and the fourth-largest city on the island of Ireland. It is also the UK City of Culture 2013.

The name Derry is an anglicisation of the Irish name Daire or Doire meaning "Oak Grove". The name was changed from Derry in 1613 during the Plantation of Ulster to reflect the establishment of the city by the London guilds when the city was granted a Royal Charter by King James I and the "London" prefix was added, changing the name of the city to “Londonderry”.

The Derry/Londonderry Peace Bridge
The City is the only remaining completely intact walled city in Ireland and one of the finest examples of a walled city in Europe and the last walled city to be built in Europe, which stands as the most complete and spectacular structure.

We are one of the few cities in Europe that never saw its fortifications breached, withstanding several sieges including one in 1689 which lasted 105 days, hence the city's nickname, “the Maiden City”.
Today, modern Derry/Londonderry extends considerably north and west of the city walls and east of the river. The half of the city the west of the Foyle is known as the Cityside and the area east is called the Waterside. The Cityside and Waterside are connected by the Craigavon Bridge and Foyle Bridge, and by a foot bridge in the centre of the city called Peace Bridge.

The city's night-life is mainly centred on the weekend, with several bars and clubs providing "student nights" during the weekdays. Waterloo Street and the Strand Road are central to the City's nightlife. Waterloo Street is a steep street lined with various pubs, both Irish traditional and modern. Live rock and traditional music can frequently be heard emanating from the pub-doors and windows whilst walking up or down the street at night.
In 2013, Derry/Londonderry became the first city to be designated UK City of Culture, having been awarded the title in July 2010.
The Walls
The City
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