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I was a visitor to Derry in the very worst of the troubles. Everyone was so lovely to me and my traveling companion that we didn't grasp the gravity of the situation. Must be a culture of hospitality and kindness. I'm sure it's even nicer now that the trouble are largely over.--Beenthere 00:57, 11 June 2008 (EDT)

Is the official name of this town Derry or Londonderry? On the maps I have seen it is down as "Londonderry (Derry)". Any Northern Irishmen available to elaborate? Sjc196 09:57, 10 Aug 2004 (EDT)

Um, to say this is a can of words would be putting it mildly. Differing slants on the word 'official' could mean it could go either way, but the usual compromise is to call the city 'Derry' and the county 'Londonderry'. Hopefully everyone can live with this. From Norn Iron, Professorbiscuit 07:42, 10 Aug 2004 (EDT)
Thanks for the input! I assumed it would be sensitive...and as I realise that emotions run high in this part of the world I thought I'd leave it to someone who knows before just making wanton changes... Sjc196 09:57, 10 Aug 2004 (EDT)
"Official" doesn't matter, anyways. We use the most common English name, not the official name. --Evan 16:40, 10 Aug 2004 (EDT)

republicans know it as derry , loyalists know it as londonderry and it will be like this for a long time, im from derry/l'derry , whatever you call it

Buy section[edit]

In the "Buy" section, I have changed "in the British Isles" to "in the UK or Ireland". the former is too politically loaded and offensive from a Republican point of view.

"hotbed of criminality"[edit]

took this out because while I wouldn't necessarily advise foreigners not with locals to wander aimlessly round the 'Bog or the Creggan (or indeed the Fountain) at night, "hotbed of criminality" was a bit strong... drink fuelled agression fairly well covers the topic I think. maybe a reference about being careful round interface areas (places where different communities are beside each other)

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