Freelance journalist from Derry, Northern Ireland.
Published December 5th 2019
We're all Derry Girls
It's the hit comedy show that everyone's been talking about, and now Derry Girls boasts a guided tour around the very city that created it.
From The Undertones to Bronagh Gallagher, the historic Northern Ireland city of Derry/Londonderry has given the exciting world of TV and music countless top stars throughout the years.
And its latest bright idea has witnessed a cast of mischievous youngsters parade around the city in their fantastic Channel 4 programme Derry Girls. Set during difficult times in the area, the star show burst onto the scenes in 2018, with its second series airing earlier this year.
The times have fortunately changed in the city, with the show's huge success recently prompting private guided tours of all the ins and outs of Derry Girls, allowing lucky guests the experience that these young pupils went through during filming.
The critically acclaimed comedy has brought laughs and smiles to the faces of countless viewers throughout Northern Ireland and indeed further afield.
Within Derry/Londonderry's impregnable 400-year-old walls as the backdrop, visitors can set off at any time of the day to walk around and have a look at Pump Street, Dennis' Wee Shop and several other iconic landmarks from the popular series.
There's also food and drink on offer from some of the city's most well-known establishments, along with the perfect stopovers around town at the Museum of Free Derry and the Siege Museum, with the now famous Derry Girls mural undoubtedly a sight to behold.
If you're not familiar with the show, you'll really wish you were! So get binging now, and follow it up with the Derry Girls guided tour to fully immerse yourself in this remarkable comedy world of Erin, Michelle, Orla, Clare and the Wee English Fella James.