Bogside History Free Walking Tour

Duration: 1h and 30min
Languages: English
Guru: Paul
Registered on May 28, 2020

Learn about Bloody Sunday from those who were directly affected by it on a tour of the Bogside from the perspective of relatives of the victims of Bloody Sunday. Paul is the son of Patrick Doherty, one of the innocent victims. He offers his first-hand knowledge and insight into the story from a unique direct perspective. *Paul Doherty is also available for lectures on Bloody Sunday, the Saville Inquiry & the Peace Process.

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    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free

Tour description

This hour-long walking tour in Derry retraces pieces of the original march and also visits places where the dead and wounded fell. The Bogside History Tour will examine the political and social repercussions of the Bloody Sunday Massacre. The tour will pass ‘The Museum of Free Derry’ and conclude at the Bloody Sunday monument within sight of the Free Derry corner and beneath the city walls of Derry.

The Bogside (Irish: Taobh an Bhogaigh) is a neighbourhood outside the city walls. Here travelers can see the large gable-wall murals by the Bogside Artists, Free Derry Corner and the Gasyard Féile (an annual music and arts festival that is held in a former gas yard) are popular tourist attractions. This area has been a focus point for many of the events of the Troubles; in 1969, a fierce three-day battle known as the Battle of the Bogside became a starting point of the Troubles.

This tour's itinerary includes:

● Derry from 1968

● Civil Rights Association

● Internment without Trial;

● The background to the march;

● The day of the march and the killings;

● The Widgery Inquiry and the cover up;

● The Bloody Sunday Justice Campaign;

● The Saville Inquiry

The tour will finish at The Museum of Free Derry. Travelers who wish to enter The Museum of Free Derry can inquire with me about obtaining a pass to the museum for us to visit.

The tour has a suggested price of £6 or £10 Inc. ticket to Museum of Free Derry

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  • Meeting point:
    Derry Guild Hall 1 Londonderry BT48 7...
    Derry Guild Hall 1 Londonderry BT48 7BB UK
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    In front of the Guildhall on the steps where you will see my sign post.

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

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Anne 16 Sep 2023

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Travelled in group - Sep 2023
We waited for Paul at the meeting point in front of the guild hall 16. September at 13 in Derry but he never showed up. So we made our own tour which was not too complicated.
Penelope 16 Sep 2023

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Travelled in group - Sep 2023
We arrived early at the Guild Hall walked all around but did not find a guide with yellow umbrella tours. We ended taking a tour with Peter who has a sign up stating he was doing tours for 10 £ each. As we didn't want to miss out on learning about the city, we joined that tour
Juan Luis 16 Sep 2023

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Travelled in group - Sep 2023
No se presentó el guía y no avisó. Es la segunda vez consecutiva que me pasa con esta empresa. No volveré a reservar con ellos.
Jessica 12 Sep 2023

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Travelled in group - Sep 2023
Really interesting tour from someone who lived through the troubles. Highly recommend, it’s worth your time!
Petra 11 Sep 2023

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Travelled in couple - Sep 2023
Sehr emotional
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Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
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