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Address: Ballymagowan Hill, Derry, Northern Ireland
Phone Number: +44 28 7126 7284
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Derry City Cemetry

We visited the Republican Plots in the Cemetery, my God so many of them, each tells it's own tale, all sad. How is it possible that such a small area in Northern Ireland had to... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 30 September 2016
Paddy3716
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Ballyshannon, Ireland

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Ballyshannon, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

We visited the Republican Plots in the Cemetery, my God so many of them, each tells it's own tale, all sad. How is it possible that such a small area in Northern Ireland had to suffer so much to get their Civil Rights

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Scunthorpe, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

I visit Derry City Cemetery everytime i'm over in Derry, a lot of my mothers family are buried here so i visit their graves. It is a very big cemetery but well worth spending time to have a good look around, i have family buried in different parts even the new extension of the cemetery of which they have done... More 

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Derry, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

The City Cemetery is a constantly evolving living history of Derry from the mid 1800s. I often visit for genealogical purposes and also for photography (photographers should experience the fogs, early morning sun, etc. from its vantage point) and a leisurely stroll through the history of the city. It's location allows for some unique views down into the city. So... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016

We lover visiting our daughters grave because of the sense of peace we get, this is so precious to so many people, best kept cemetery I've ever seen

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Thank Sharon S
derry,n,ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016

It is a well kept Cemetery & very peaceful. Has lovely view over Derry City & the River Foyle! Cemeteries Opening Times: Spring / Summer (1st May – 30th September) Monday to Sunday 8.00 am to 7.00 pm Autumn Winter (1st October – 30th April) Monday to Sunday 8.00 am to 4.30 pm

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Oakland, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 March 2016

this cemetery is on a hill above Derry and it is massive and beautiful. A controversial statue lords over the top of the cemetery and there is a Republican plot as well. Many of the victims of Bloody Sunday are buried here and a walk through the stones is sure to reveal some of Derry's history.

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Thank dsrtfaery
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2016

This is a very interesting cemetery to visit. Some of the graves are over a 100 years old.Theres lots of history here. Well worth a visit but don't go on a wet windy day as its on a hill and the wind really blows

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Thank annwillson
Brisbane
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2015

This is possibly the most significant tribute (or sad reminder) of the life of Derry and its conflicts. while a bit depressing it certainly reminds one of the past suffering - its an absolute pity lessons are never learned

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Derry, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2014

It has been a cemetery for well over 100 years and the headstones vary from the simple to huge. Interesting paths which wind through the decades and there's a history to be read.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2014

My guides were genealogist cousins who grew up Cityside, so we focused on family graves. They know the monuments and who all is buried where, even if not inscribed on the stones. The site gives a tremendous perspective of the city, which enabled them to point out all the neighborhoods and landmarks.

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