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Derry

county derryDerry comes from the gaelic 'Doire' meaning Oak Grove. Derry is bordered by the fast-flowing waters of the River Foyle and the Sperrin Mountains dominate the southern part of the county.

Along the spectacular coastline of Derry is Ireland's longest beach, Benone Strand, 7 miles of wide-open sand and surf.

The county is home to a number of important buildings and landscapes, most notably the well-preserved 17th-century city walls of Derry, which rank amongst the best preserved fortifications in Europe.

The Nobel laureate poet, Seamus Heaney, was born in Bellaghy Bawn, County Derry.


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