The city is the 4th largest city in Ireland and the 2nd largest in Northern Ireland, with its name originating from the Irish Doire which means “Oak Grove”. The city spans both the west and east banks of the River Foyle, with the original walled city on the west bank.
The area is steeped in history going back to around the 6th century when historical records show that a monastery was founded, and continues right up to the present day. Derry is the only completely walled city in the Island of Ireland and well worth a visit. You will find various tours in the city which take you around the walls explaining its extensive history.
Inishowen has been intricately linked with the city over the centuries. If you are visiting, you should make sure you give yourself enough time to explore Inishowen and likewise if you are visiting Inishowen or the Wild Atlantic Way then give yourself some time to walk the walls and visit the cities fabulous museums.
In Inishowen you have some of the most beautiful beaches in Ireland (including two blue flag beaches), you have fantastic restaurants serving locally sourced food, beautiful walks and scenery, world-class golf courses and lots more.
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