Self-isolation fun with the Derry Girls

    Catch up on the hit TV comedy online – and get inspired by key locations that feature in the show.

    If you haven’t seen Derry Girls yet, catch yourself on! Full of laugh out loud moments, nostalgia and Northern Irish ‘craic’, it’s a must see and available now on Netflix.

    Set in the city of Derry~Londonderry in the 1990s, the hilarious exploits of a group of teenagers and their family and friends is light-hearted comedy at its best.

    The Derry Girls’ home city is vibrant, famous for its nightlife, fun, music and creativity – and when it’s safe to travel again you can explore some of the show’s great film locations.

    The Walls

    Derry is the only remaining completely walled city in Ireland and one of the finest examples of walled cities anywhere in Europe. Standing 26 feet high and 30 feet wide, the walls offer an unrivalled view of the city. As lead character Erin says: “They are nothing short of spectacular!”

    Bishop’s Gate

    Steeped in history, this area appeared as the backdrop to an army checkpoint as the Derry Girls and ‘the wee English fella’ chased after the infamous Toto. Bishop’s Gate is one of the original four gates of the city walls and the sculptured heads on each side represent the River Foyle and the River Boyne.

    Dennis’s Wee Shop

    Dennis’s wee shop really exists. See where the Derry Girls purchased their gifts for the ‘Protestant’ boys under the watchful eye of Dennis the shopkeeper: “If you touch them you buy them, that’s the law.” The iconic Free Derry mural, an important reminder of the city’s history, is close by.

    Derry Girls Mural

    The perfect Instagram moment for any fan of the show, the Derry Girls mural brings the five main characters to life and offers the perfect chance to grab a selfie with the stars. Created by local graffiti artists UV Arts, the mural was unveiled ahead of the launch of Season 2, and sits on Orchard Street, on the side of Badgers Bar.

    The Guildhall

    The Guildhall is located just outside the famous walls, close to the Peace Bridge. Fashioned in neo-gothic style, the striking building was originally built in 1887. The historic speech made by US President Bill Clinton in 1995 outside the Guildhall provided the setting for the finale of Derry Girls Season 2. Here, wee English fella James, caught up in the emotion of the day, exclaimed “I am a Derry Girl!”