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Jun 27, 2018 - The Troubles & The Game of Thrones

The City of Derry, a walled city from late Middle Ages, was the backdrop to the Troubles. What began as a peaceful march for Civil Rights for the Catholics of the city in 1968 erupted into a guerrilla war between the Protestants and the Catholics with the British Army thrown in the mix. It ended in 1998 with the signing of the Good Friday Agreement. 3,500 people were killed during the conflict: 52% were civilians; 32% were British soldiers and 16% were paramilitaries. Derry has continued to make progress towards easing the tensions between...

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Oct 25, 2010 - Dublin to Derry

Started our Paddy Wagon tour today. Another sunny day! First stop was a little town called Drogheda. Went into St Peters Church which holds the head of St Oliver Plunkett, a Roman Catholic Archbishop who was hanged in 1681. The skull is perfectly preserved in a glass box at the front of the church. Next stop was Monasterboice, to view the historic ruins of the round tower and Celtic crosses dating back to the 10th century. The celtic crosses, 5.5m high show biblical carvings and were used to teach people the bible as they could not read. We...

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