C4317 : The Bogside, St Eugene's Cathedral

taken 10 months ago, near to Derry, Londonderry County Borough, Creggan, Clooney Park and Foyle Hill, Northern Ireland

The Bogside, St Eugene's Cathedral
The Bogside, St Eugene's Cathedral
The Bogside is a neighbourhood outside the city walls of Derry (from where this photograph was taken).

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).
LinkExternal link (Wikipedia page about St Eugene's Cathedral)
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 26 September, 2017   (more nearby)
Tuesday, 3 October, 2017
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Religious sites  Suburb, Urban fringe 
Camera (from Tags)
Panasonic DMC-G7 
Subject Location
Irish: geotagged! C 430 171 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:59.9928N 7:19.7114W
Camera Location
Irish: geotagged! C 432 165
View Direction
North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
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Church Spire  Place of Religious Worship  Nineteenth Century  19th Century  Roman Catholic  Cathedral 

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