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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?
Aug 4th 2020, 9:30 PM 33,610 8

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?
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?
How many bridges are there over this river in Derry?
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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