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Last orders for Bogside Inn as iconic pub is bulldozed for £11m redevelopment in Derry

The Bogside Inn in Londonderry formed the backdrop to some of the formative events of the Troubles. As it’s bulldozed as part of an £11m redevelopment, Donna Deeney hears what made the ‘Bog Inn’ so special

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Memories: Paul Doherty outside the Bogside Inn. Credit: Martin McKeown

Memories: Paul Doherty outside the Bogside Inn. Credit: Martin McKeown

Paul Doherty holding a photograph of his father Paddy, who was killed on Bloody Sunday. Credit: Maurice Thompson

Paul Doherty holding a photograph of his father Paddy, who was killed on Bloody Sunday. Credit: Maurice Thompson

Manus Deery, aged 15, was shot dead as he ate a bag of chips. Credit: Martin McKeown

Manus Deery, aged 15, was shot dead as he ate a bag of chips. Credit: Martin McKeown

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Memories: Paul Doherty outside the Bogside Inn. Credit: Martin McKeown

The demolition squad is poised and ready to pull the curtain down on Londonderry’s most iconic pub, the Bogside Inn, which has been central to some of the city’s most historic events over the past 60 years.

A new £11m project will occupy the site on which the former Bogside Inn sits that will include new social housing, shops and a community and youth facility.


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