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Awaken your Giant Spirit

  1. Mural of the main cast from TV's Derry Girls on the side of Badgers Bar in Derry/Londonderry. From left to right - James, Michelle, Erin, Orla, Claire. Michelle is giving a peace sign.

    Ye haven’t seen Derry Girls yet? Ah, catch yerself on! 

    If you haven’t seen Derry Girls, you’re in for a treat. The Lisa McGee-penned comedy following the hilarious exploits of a group of teenagers, their families and friends - oh, and their school principal, Sister Michael - in the early 1990s is a joy to behold.

  2. Far and Wild is based in Derry.
    Far and Wild is the leading eco-adventure company in the North West of Ireland, bringing you activities including Moonlight Kayaking, Coasteering, and Stand Up Paddle Board tours.
  3. Derry~Londonderry is the only remaining completely walled city in Ireland and is one of the finest examples of Walled Cities in Europe. A walk around the walls reveals a city crammed full of history, heritage, interest and a vibrant cultural scene.
    1. Enjoy a spot of Afternoon Tea or a Derry Girls themed Afternoon Tea at the Everglades Hotel in Derry-Londonderry. There are pots upon pots of aromatic brews. Plates of dainty sandwiches, fluffy scones, buttery cakes and pastries. Stir in some sugar and add lashings of cream and gossip. There’s no better way to spend an afternoon!
    2. Walled City Brewery
      The Walled City Brewery craft uniquely local, premium quality, fabulously flavoursome food and beer in their multi-award winning brewhouse and restaurant. If you truly want a flavour of the North-West it is a must-visit.
      1. A couple converse in front of a sketch of Heaney
        This is a special place. A moving place. An inspirational place. Seamus Heaney HomePlace takes you on an inspiring journey through the life and work of one of Ireland’s greatest writers. While much of Seamus Heaney’s writing is inspired by words and ways of life specific to this area, his human relationships and household objects, which we bring to the fore in our exhibition, are familiar to many. This creates a deeply personal visitor experience.
        1. Couple standing on the Peace Bridge in Derry-Londonderry looking out over the Foyle River
          If you're booking a short break to the North West, take inspiration from this sample itinerary which includes some of the best places to visit, eat and sleep in the region.
        2. Derry Girls Mural © UV Arts
          Get yourself down to Badger's Bar where you'll find the infamous Derry Girls mural, one of the best selfie locations in the city of Derry.
        3. Accommodation
          Whether it’s luxury, low-budget or a family friendly place to rest your head, everyone who spends a night in Derry-Londonderry is guaranteed one thing - a very warm welcome. The standard of accommodation in this county is second to none and there is ample room for all budgets and all tastes.
        4. Activities & Attractions
          This city’s charm lies in the unexpected. There are tonnes of things to do in Derry-Londonderry and around every corner of this old town lies a work of art or a quirky landmark or a local ready with a silver-tongued one-liner. Northern Ireland’s second city is not physically big but its heart is giant, its soul is determined and its people are among the greatest users of the English language anywhere in the world.
        5. Food & Drink
          Derry-Londonderry’s restaurants, bistros and brasseries are booming. For a city of its size, the choice of food is quite remarkable. Whether you’re in the mood for tapas with an Irish twist, lovely great cuts of fine roast beef or award-winning Asian dumplings, this place has it all and more.
        6. A group of visitors enjoying the Walled City tour with tour guide, Finola Fawler with St.Columb's Cathedral in view as part of the Unlocking the Walled City Embrace a Giant Spirit experience

          As Northern Ireland’s second largest city, Derry-Londonderry is naturally jam packed with things to do. Whether you’re bringing the whole family, your other half or just yourself. Whatever you’re looking for, you’ll find it in Derry-Londonderry.

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