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The city is famous as the scene of Bloody Sunday, one of the grimmest massacres of the Troubles, and in recent years both communities have worked at breaching the political divide symbolised in the sobering statue "Hands Across the Divide", which shows two persons reaching out to hold hands across a crevice.
Native city of poet and Nobel Prize winner Seamus Heaney, Derry has a strong literary, as well as musical tradition, evident in the vibrant art centre and an abundance of theatres and galleries. Derry is the only remaining walled city in Ireland, and is one of the finest examples of a walled city in Europe.
Revelling in its cultural heritage, it also looks with pride and confidence into the future.