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


The troubles

The area has been a focus point for many of the events in trouble; In 1969, a fierce three-day battle against the RUC and local Protestants -known as the Battle of the Bogside -became a starting point for the unrest. Between 1969 and 1972, the area along the Creggan and other Catholic areas became a no-go area for the British army and the police. Both the official and the Provisional IRA patrol open area and local residents often paid subscriptions to båda.Den January 30, 1972 in the Northern Ireland Civil Rights Association organized a march against internment, which came into force last year turned into a bloodbath. The British Parachute Regiment shot dead 14 unarmed protesters and injured 14 more; This resulted in a large increase in the recruitment of both wings of the IRA in the city. After Operation Motorman and the end of Free Derry and other prohibited areas in Northern Ireland Bogside along with the majority of the city experienced frequent street riots and sectarian conflict which lasts until the early 1990s. In 1974 the Official IRA declared an end to its armed campaign, and with volunteers in place already mad about the ceasefire in mid-1972, which crossed the line to the hardliners. In the result, Seamus Costello and other socialist militants formed the Irish Republican Socialist Movement. This new movement included the Irish National Liberation Army, the paramilitary wing IRSM.Derry and especially Bogside became one of the strongholds of the INLA; in fact, all three volunteers who died in the 1981 Irish hunger strike was from Londonderry or County Londonderry.De Irish People’s Liberation Organisation, a breakout of the INLA, made a small but effective presence in Derry engaged in a feud with the INLA in the city along with other areas of Ireland from 1987 to 1992. the feud ended with Provisionals step in and kill the main Belfast management while letting the rest of the organization dissolved in the rest of Ireland. During the rest of the 1990s, became the Bogside relatively peaceful compared to other places [ citation needed ] in Northern Ireland at the time that Belfast, despite street riots were still frequent.

Subsequent history

Today Bogside has experienced much change. It has seen minimal [ clarification needed ] remodeling compared to other areas in the city but the 21-century houses are somewhat known throughout the area. The area is also a stronghold förDissident Republican activity. The area after the Belfast Agreement has always been known to frequent street riots but the biggest since 1998 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 fight against drugs was founded in 2008 has a very strong [ clarification needed ] presence in the Bogside. The group’s goal is to use punishment shootings kill suspected drug dealers. [ Citation needed ]

  • The Bogside, looking down from the entrance to the city walls
  • Bloody Sunday Memorial
  • Westland Street in the Bogside, seen from the city walls (31 July 2007)

See also

  • history Derry
  • Free Derry
  • Irish history
  • Free Derry Corner