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Bogside

The Bogside (Irish: Taobh an Bhogaigh) is a neighbourhood outside the city walls of Derry, County Londonderry, Northern Ireland. The large gable-wall murals by The Bogside Artists, Free Derry Corner and the Gasyard Féile (an annual music and arts festival held in a former gasyard) are popular tourist attractions. The Bogside is a majority-Catholic area, and shares a border with the majority-Protestant Fountain neighborhood.

Contents

  • History 1
    • The Troubles 1.1
    • Subsequent history 1.2
  • See also 2
  • External links 3

History

The Troubles

The area has been a focus point for many of the events of Belfast, even though street riots were still frequent.

Subsequent history

Today the Bogside has experienced much change. It has seen minimal redevelopment compared to other areas in the city but twenty-first-century houses are somewhat known throughout the area. The area is also a stronghold for Dissident Republican activity. The area after the Belfast Agreement has always been known to frequent street riots but the largest since 1998 were the 2011 Northern Ireland riots. The riots took place in other parts of Northern Ireland but in Derry city they were mostly in the Bogside. The vigilante group Republican Action Against Drugs formed in 2008 has a very strong presence in the Bogside. The group's goal is to use punishment shootings and even kill any suspected drug dealers.

See also

External links

  • Museum of Free Derry - History of the Bogside
  • Bogside Murals
  • Battle of the Bogside
  • Bogside & Brandywell Initiative

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