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Derry, Northern Ireland


Program hikes

Day-long hikes to various sites along the coastal peninsulas of County Donegal and County Antrim, which may include:

  • Giant’s Causeway
  • Glenveagh National Park
  • Ards Forest Park
  • Coastal walk in Fanad
  • Knockalla Mountain to Magherawarden Beach

Visit to sites of importance within/around Derry

  • Apprentice Boys Museum, a permanent display of the history of the “Siege of Derry” and of the Associated Clubs of the Apprentice Boys of Derry
  • Museum of Free Derry, an archive focusing on the civil rights era of the 1960’s and the Free Derry/early Troubles era of the 1970’s.
  • Peace Bridge
  • The Guildhall, the city hall built in 1890 on reclaimed land. Its famous 'Big Ben' clock is the biggest in Ireland.
  • Tower Museum, built in 1986 as the O'Doherty Tower, a typical Irish tower house, similar in style to a castle erected in this area in the Middle Ages by the O'Dohertys. It houses a display of Spanish Armada artifacts, recovered from the ship La Trinidad Valencera, one of the ships that went down around the coast of Ireland.

Special guest lectures

See academic program for special guest lectures