Difference between revisions of "County Londonderry"
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County Londonderry or County Derry is located in Northern Ireland. The name of the county is a point of political dispute, with unionists advocating the longer name, and nationalists advocating the shorter. A common attempt at compromise is to refer to the county as "Londonderry" and the city as "Derry", but this is not universally accepted.
Cities, towns and villages
Derry has a 70% Roman Catholic majority, avoid wearing clothes with Rangers or Celtic football shirts on, equally try and avoid wearing anything at all with a Union Jack flag (UK Flag) on it.
The common language of Northern Ireland is English, however Irish maybe spoken in certain areas, it is not necessary to understand Irish to get by. It is best to be respective to both cultures (Nationalist and Unionist) in Londonderry, and it is wise not to refer to Londonderry as such in largely Nationalist areas, particularly at night - with simply Derry the preferred, safe term.
By far the easiest way to Londonderry is by road access from throughout Ireland (Northern Ireland to the East and South) and the Republic Of Ireland (the near West - Donegal). There is also an international airport offering both seasonal and scheduled flights. There are frequent bus services from various locations throughout Ireland (see Bus Eireann) and there is also a less frequently used rail service from Belfast.
By Private Tour Arrangement
Several Dublin based tour operators such as Kennedy & Carr Travel  offer chauffeur-driven tailor-made programmes to fit your requirements exactly. Such operators negotiate a trade discount on each tour component and sell them to you at regular published prices, as a complete holiday package. This means that you get a holiday at approximately the same price you would have received upon booking the components yourself. However, you’ll enjoy the added value of local insight, travelling with the support of Irish born guides who are expertly placed to advise on how to get the most out of every day and to facilitate your wishes as smoothly as possible.
Such arrangements are ideal for couples, families and small groups, senior travellers, visitors with special interests and groups. Typically you can expect a saloon car for 2 people, multi-person vehicle (MPV) for 4 people and a minibus or small coach for groups of 8 or more.