Old Derry Bridge

The Bridge links the city side of Derry to the Waterside.

A Little Introduction To {Derry}

{Derry} is the second-biggest city in Northern Ireland and the fourth-biggest city in the whole of Ireland. The name {Derry} is actually an anglicisation of the Daire or which means “oak grove”. In 1613, the city was granted a Royal Charter by King James I and the “London” prefix was added, changing the name of the city to Londonderry. While the city is more usually known as {Derry}, Londonderry is also used and remains the legal name.

The old walled city lies on the west bank of the , which is spanned by two road bridges and one . The city now covers both banks (Cityside on the west and Waterside on the east). The city district also extends to rural areas to the southeast. The population of the city (the area defined by its 17th-century charter) was 83,652 in the 2001 Census, while the {Derry} Urban Area had a population of 90,663. The {Derry} City Council area had a population of 107,300 as of June 2006. The district is administered by {Derry} City Council and contains both Londonderry Port and City of {Derry} Airport.
The Greater {Derry} area (the area within about 20 miles of the city) has a population of 237,000. This comprises the districts of {Derry} City and parts of the Limavady district, , and North-.

{Derry} is close to the border along with , with which it has had a close link for many centuries. The person traditionally considered as the ‘founder’ of the original {Derry} is St . Colmcille, a from Tír Chonaill, the old name for almost all of modern Region Donegal (of which the west bank of the Foyle was a part before the seventeenth century). {Derry} and the of Letterkenny form the major economic core of the north .

Derry Business Directory


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