I wanted to go to Northern Ireland, especially to Derry, because an ancestor on Mom's side, James Raney, sailed from Derry for America about 1732.
|Outside the old city wall. You mount the steps just inside to walk along the top.|
Sidewalks in town are embossed with bronze depictions of sea life.
From the west side of the city wall we viewed Bogside, the Catholic section of Derry.
We descended to see the murals on the sides of houses depicting The Troubles. There were many. Here are two.
Below "You are entering Free Derry" someone has scrawled "Smash Fortress Europe. No one is illegal." The city wall is up the hill. Later, back in the town center, we had our photo taken by a friendly police woman with her partner and his sniffer dog.
|I always stop to read war memorials|
|Not all of Derry looks back at war and The Troubles.|