Insider’s Guide to Derry, Northern Ireland

Peadar ODonnels

  As long as there has been an Ireland, there has been a Derry (also known as Londonderry.) And, arguably, no city better exemplifies Ireland’s past, present and future than this anything but sleepy town on the banks of the River Foyle, near the northern tip of the Emerald Isle. Derry is perhaps still best known to the outside world as a flashpoint, where ongoing tensions between ... Read Full Article

Ireland’s Historic Castles

Dublin Castle

A visit to Ireland would not be complete without a visit to one of its historic castles. Both the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland have some fine specimens. Located on the northwest coast of Ireland, Carrickfergus is Ireland's best-preserved Norman castle. Built in the 12th and 13th centuries, this massive stone fortress includes a keep, guardroom, storeroom, kitchen, chapel, hall, ... Read Full Article