Free Derry Corner

Free Derry Corner (HM1CMB)

Location: Londonderry, Northern Ireland 81330 Derry
Country: United Kingdom
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N 54° 59.749', W 7° 19.608'

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You Are Now Entering Free Derry

— The Guide to Free Derry —

On 5 January 1969, after a night of rioting and sustained police attacks on the Bogside, the words "You Are Now Entering Free Derry" were painted on the gable wall of 33 Lecky Road. This simple graffiti became the defining symbol of the civil rights era and an internationally recognised symbol of resistance to state injustice. The wall remains today, though the rest of the street was demolished in 1975.

Binn Dhoire Saor
Ar an 5 Ean?ir 1969, tar ?is o?che c?r?ibe agus ionsaithe marthanacha p?as ar Thaobh an Bhogaigh, datha?odh na focail "You Are Now Entering Free Derry" ar bhalla binne 33 Bh?thar Lecky. Bh? an graif?t? simpl? seo ina shiombal sainitheach de r? na gceart sibhailta agus ina shiombal aitheanta go bidirn?isi?ta d'ihrithbhearta?ocht ar ?ag?ir st?it. T? an balla ann f, c? gur scart?ladh an chuid eile den tsr?id i 1975.

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Free Derry Corner, formerly the gable end of 33 Lecky Rd.

The original hand painted slogan. (Courtesy Jim Davies)

Free Derry Corner has always been at the heart of the Bogside and at the heart of the Troubles. (Courtesy Barney McMonagle)

The back of the [wall] is used for political issues...(Courtesy Jim Collins)

...and social and cultural events. (Courtesy Hugh Gallagher)
Placed ByDerry City Council, Triax Neighbourhood Renewal Taskforce, Iona Enterprises
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, October 24th, 2014 at 9:46pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)29U E 607038 N 6095606
Decimal Degrees54.99581667, -7.32680000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 54° 59.749', W 7° 19.608'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds54° 59' 44.94" N, 7° 19' 36.48" W
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Area Code(s)970
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 09 Fahan St, Londonderry Northern Ireland 81330, GB
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