Peace and Conflict Resolution Group Tour
Learn about Derry's troubled past in a historical and political walking tour with your own accredited guide, who grew up and lived through the conflict. Visit the museums and meet the people who brokered 'The Derry Model' world renowned Peace Resolution Initiative. Finish the tour on the Riverfront sampling our finest cuisine. This tour cannot be compared!
What are the main points in Peace and Conflict Resolution in Derry, Northern Ireland?
The conflict in Northern Ireland, which is also known as the Troubles, was a period of sectarian violence and political unrest that lasted for several decades, primarily in the late 20th century. The City of Derry, also known as Londonderry, was one of the focal areas most affected by the violence.
There were a number of factors that contributed to the conflict in Northern Ireland, including historical tensions between Protestants and Catholics, issues of national identity and self-determination, and economic and social disparities between different communities. The situation in Derry was particularly tense, as it had a majority Catholic population but was governed by unionist (Protestant-dominated) Corporation Council.
The main points of the conflict in Derry were:
- It was the scene of some of the most violent clashes between Catholic civil rights activists and Protestant backed forces which included the B-Specials, RUC and the British Army.
- Bloody Sunday, in January of 1972, where British paratroops killed 14 unarmed civil rights marchers.
- The City was heavily militarised, with the deployment of British soldiers, who were often seen as occupiers by the Catholic community.
Efforts to resolve the conflict in Northern Ireland have included a number of different initiatives and agreements, including the Good Friday Agreement of 1998. This peace agreement was brokered with the involvement of the British and Irish governments, and was supported by the majority of political parties in Northern Ireland. The main points of the Good Friday Agreement are:
- Recognition of the right of the people of Northern Ireland to self-determination.
- A commitment to power-sharing between the different communities in Northern Ireland.
- The normalisation of security arrangements and the decommissioning of weapons on both sides.
- The creation of North-South Ministerial Council and East-West Council to promote cooperation between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.
It’s important to note that the Good Friday Agreement and its aftermath has not been without controversies and challenges. The decommissioning of weapons, for example, has been slow, and the power-sharing government established by the agreement collapsed several times, most recently in 2017 and today in 2022. The peace process remains ongoing and contested issues with ongoing dialogue and mutual understanding.
What were some of the contributing factors of the conflict, troubles in Derry in the 1970’s and 80’s?
What our visiting universities had to say about our tour.
“Our class used all of the tours that Rauiri offers and each one was amazing in its own way. Ruairi’s overall knowledge of the cities we went to and that of the conflict is to put it simply, mind-blowing. That aspect added a whole new dimension to my experience as well as the knowledge I had gained for the class itself. I could tell that he changed up some of the tours themselves to make sure that they connected back to what we were learning about (for example, being able to ask questions during the Giants Causeway visit). Beyond Rauiri’s amazing knowledge of Irish history and culture, he was very flexible in making sure we got the best experience possible. We had run into some hiccups due to the time we were visiting and he still made the trip amazing and I could tell that he was working hard and making sure that happened. To cap all of this off, Ruairi has an amazing personality, he is very personable and makes you feel like a true friend, he also has a great sense of humor. I high recommend using Ruairi and would like to thank him one more time for making my trip to the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland one I will remember for the rest of my life”.
Immersion Course over The Politics of Northern Ireland (The troubles)
Peace and Conflict Resolution Tour
With you in mind?
Ensuring our customer’s comfort and enjoyment, we will take care of you in every possible way. You can book this Peace and Conflict Resolution Tour as a standalone tour or part of a package as we can arrange onward journeys to other parts of, Ireland, Northern Coast and Derry if requested.
Check out our (DMC) Destination Management Company page here. We will pick you up and drop you off at your desired accommodation at the time decided by you. Your vacation is in your time and you got the right to enjoy it your way. Unlike other tour guide companies, we don’t enforce a timetable to make you uneasy over a tight schedule. Go ahead and make a reservation now and I look forward to meeting you very soon.
Peace and Conflict Resolution Tour – The Choice Of Universities Worldwide
You can start this experience at the following places.
Tours of Derry
Great James Street 37, Londonderry BT48 7DF, Northern Ireland, GB
Guildhall Street, Londonderry BT48, Northern Ireland, GB
Being a university student studying the Troubles, I was blown away by the knowledge and experience of Ruari. He answered every question with extreme detail and used his own experiences… read more
I first met Ruairí in Derry in May 2019 and began working with him in August to plan a tour for 12 university students from the States in March 2020… read more