My name is Gleann Doherty and I am offering walking tours of Derry's Bogside and city walls with emphasis on Bloody Sunday and the conflict that occurred here in Ireland. I have a 2.1 B.A Honours Degree in Irish History and Politics graduated 2013 from University of Ulster, Magee campus. I have a level 2 certificate in political tour guiding obtained 2013.
My personal experience of the conflict is not only living through this period but also having my father murdered on the day of Bloody Sunday. I have been involved in the Bloody Sunday Justice Campaign since 1990 and attended the Saville Inquiry in Derry and London.
I specialise in providing groups and individuals with a political and social analysis of the history of Ireland with a focus on the Civil Rights era and the Bloody Sunday massacre in Derry. The historic City of Derry dates back to pre christian times with the first recorded settlement was St. Colmcille in 546. Derry played an important role in the history of Ireland being the main English settlement during the Plantation of Ulster. History such as the 1641 Rebellion, Siege of Derry 1689, 1798 Rebellion all involved this area of Ireland.
These walking tours cover all aspects of the history and conflict that occurred here with tours tailor made to suit your group needs and requirements.
Recent reviews of this tour guide:
Excellent tour of the Bogside with a friend of Gleann - Lara. A lot of insight into the community and the historical events affecting it. We learned a lot and it was very enjoyable - despite the weather!
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Tour guide services/sample itinerary:
I organise private historical and political walking tours of the historic city of Derry. You can choose between one tour or combine the two walking tours to take in the wider history of the area. Both tours last for just over an hour.
The walled city of Derry offers the best preserved fully complete walled cities in Europe and the only complete walled city in Ireland. This walking tour begins with one of the first Christian settlements that was built on the hill of Derry by St. Colmcille in 546. The city has been involved in some of the key eras in Irish history including The Flight of the Earls 1607, Plantation of Ulster from 1609, 1641 Rebellion, Siege of Derry 1689 and the 1798 United Irishmen Rebellion.
The second walking tour takes in the modern history of Derry. The Civil Rights Movement began here 1967 leading to the Battle of the Bogside 1969 and the Bloody Sunday massacre 30th January 1972. The Battle of the Bogside leads directly to the modern day conflict that occurred here with the reintroduction of the British Army and the Irish Republican Army coming because of this event. Bloody Sunday massacre carried out by the 1st Battalion of the Parachute Regiment on innocent civilians in January 1972 leads to people turning away from the peaceful Civil Rights Movement and towards armed conflict. This tour will also examine both the Widgery and Saville inquries in to Bloody Sunday and takes you in to the heart of Derry's Bogside and explains the meaning of the political murals in the area.
Transportation by tour guide:
Yes, transportation can be arranged upon request.
Private sightseeing & group tours offered by this guide:
Bloody Sunday and Bogside murals walking tour.
Derry walls historical walking tour.
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