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Quiz: How well do you know Derry?

John Hume, Lisa McGee, and the Free Derry mural… How well do you know the city and county?

Free Derry mural.
Free Derry mural.
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STEEPED IN HISTORY, Derry in Northern Ireland continues to draw hundreds of thousands of tourists ever year.

With the news of the death Nobel Peace Prize winner, politician and activist John Hume, we got thinking about some of the more famous faces and places in Ireland’s fourth largest city.

So now it’s your turn to test your knowledge of Derry.

John Hume won the Nobel Peace Prize for his activism in Northern Ireland. As a teenager he attended St Columb's College in Derry but what other Nobel Prize winning Irishman also attended that school?
George Bernard Shaw
Ernest Walton

Seamus Heaney
Nadine Coyle
Former US President Bill Clinton counts 'The Town I Loved So Well' - which was written about Derry - in his top 20 songs of all time. Who is the artist who penned the song?
Daniel O'Donnell
Phil Coulter

Joe Dolan
Mickey Joe Harte
Lisa McGee's hit show Derry Girls brought Derry and its history to a new audience. Of the five main actors, how many are actually natives of Derry?
Two
Three

Four
Five
Who did Galway actress Nicola Coughlan base her Derry accent on in her audition for the show?
Bronagh Gallagher
Her co-star Saoirse Monica Jackson (Erin)

Nadine Coyle
Martin McGuinness
The Derry Walls were constructed in the 1600s to protect English and Scottish planters, and the walls remain intact today - what height are they at the highest point?
8.7 metres
9.7 metres

10.3 metres
10.7 metres
What is the name of the river that flows through Derry city?
Lagan
Foyle

Bann
Liffey
How many bridges are there over this river in Derry?
Three
Four

Five
Eight
Bloody Sunday has gone down as one of the darkest days in Derry history, on what date did it occur?
30 January 1972
31 January 1972

30 January 1973
31 January 1973
The iconic landmark that is the 'Free Derry' sign is on what road?
Peace Road
Lecky Road

Foyle Road
Maiden Road
And finally, moving a bit further afield now, which bestselling author mentions a fictional town of Derry in several of their works?
JK Rowling
Stephen Fry

Stephen King
James Patterson
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Clever Cat
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What are ewe doing?
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