Exploring the Maiden City

Derry/Londonderry is spruced up and ready to celebrate its new status as a tourist hotspot.  My memories of my last visit as a teenager, were of a sombre, drab, gloomy and depressing city.  Things have changed.  A cosmopolitan air, buzzing with life and vitality, this is a city coming into its own. We started our…

Walking Derry’s Walls

Londonderry, Northern Ireland’s second largest city, the UK’s City of Culture 2013 and somewhere I last visited over 20 years ago.  This summer, during our annual trek to N.Ireland to visit family, it featured top of our must-see list – something long overdue. There was a lot of bloodshed here during the Troubles, but the…