C4316 : Derry, The Bogside

taken 23 days ago, near to Londonderry County Borough, Derry, Creggan, Clooney Park and Foyle Hill, Northern Ireland

Derry, The Bogside
Derry, The Bogside
A view from the city walls, towards the Bogside neighborhood.

The area now known as the Bogside was originally underwater. The Foyle flowed round the island of Derry, and was first settled as the river diverted. It dried out into marshland: hence the name Bogside.

The first recorded settlers in the Bogside were listed in a 1622 survey. The influx of migrants throughout the 18th century created a significant Catholic population in Derry. Because Catholics were forbidden from living within the walls most settled in the Bogside. The steady growth of the Catholic population was reflected in the construction of the city’s first Catholic church, Long Tower (1784), and St Eugene’s Cathedral (1851).

More information: LinkExternal link (The Museum of Free Derry).
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Tuesday, 26 September, 2017   (more nearby)
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Tuesday, 3 October, 2017
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Suburb, Urban fringe 
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Panasonic DMC-G7 
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Irish: geotagged! C 431 166 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:59.7119N 7:19.6036W
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Irish: geotagged! C 432 165
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North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
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