News from County Derry

From Ireland to Sydney in 100 Days - Letters from Passengers

When: Wednesday, 20 September, 2023

By 1830 Ulster was in crisis. In the preceding 50 years she had experienced an unparalleled period of population growth which was reflected in chronic under-employment in agriculture, which was by far her largest employer.

From Ireland to Syndney in 100 Days - Letters from Passengners

Irish Migration from Derry to Canada

When: Monday, 6 December, 2021

From the late 1600s, in the age of the sailing ships, to the onset of the Second World War in 1939, when the last transatlantic steamer sailed from the port, Derry was one of the principal emigration ports in Irel

From Derry to Canada

County in Focus - Derry

When: Wednesday, 30 November, 2022

County Derry, also known as Londonderry or Doire in Irish and is one of the six counties in Northern Ireland. Derry is famous for its old intact city walls which surround the city and for the pretty Sperrin Mountains and Lough Neagh.

County in Focus - Derry

John Steinbeck: I Go Back To Ireland

When: Tuesday, 11 July, 2023

John Steinbeck, Nobel prize-winning author visited County Derry, Northern Ireland, in August 1952, in search of his roots. He wrote from Derry city, on 17 August 1952, to his friend and editor Pat Covici:

John Steinbeck: I Go Back to Ireland

The Story of the Ship Faithful Steward


The emigration trade established Londonderry as one of the chief Irish ports for transatlantic trade in the 18th century. Links between the cities of Londonderry and Philadelphia were established through trade.

The Faithful Steward