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Gleann D.

Derry City, Ulster, United Kingdom

Hello, my name is Gleann and I am a native of Derry, born in the Brandywell area in 1971, and brought up in Derry all through the conflict.

Derry was once the crucible of the modern day conflict and today is one of the most historic and vibrant cities in Ireland. With a lively Irish traditional music scene combined with Irish pubs and a wide range of restaurants Derry is culturally Irish with a unique European feel.

I lost my father on the day of Bloody Sunday at the age of 7 months and I have been involved in the Bloody Sunday Justice Campaign and also attended the Saville Inquiry in Derry and London.

I am also a B. A. Honours Degree graduate in Irish History and Politics from the Magee campus University of Ulster 2013. This ensures that my tours can be tailored to cover any aspect of Irish history. I also have a level 2 certification in political tour guiding.

I provide historical and political tours of Derry ranging from St. Colmcille first monastery in Derry in the year 546, The Plantation of Ulster, 1641 Rebellion, The Siege of Derry leading right up to the more modern history.

This period covers the partition of Ireland, Civil Rights period, Battle of the Bogside, Bloody Sunday, in which my own father was murdered, both inquiries in to Bloody Sunday and the social and political repercussions that came from the day of Bloody Sunday and the Irish peace process.

Customized tours based on your individual needs are available upon request.

Derry is the hidden gem of Ireland. It still has the large village feel for the 4th largest city in Ireland. These private tours will lift the veil of Derry's rich history and culture.

For a unique cultural and historical experience Derry these private walking tour are a must.

A Recent Review of this guide

Gleann was responsive to all our inquiries prior to our tour, and gave our group a very informative insight to the past and more recent history of Derry. We all thoroughly enjoyed our morning with him, and would highly recommend his tour to anyone wishing to gain greater insight of the area.
Vince O'Brien

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Level 2 certification in political tour guiding 2013. I have B.A Honours Degree in Irish History and Politics from University of Ulster Magee campus, graduated 2013.

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