Derry (officially Londonderry) is the second-largest city in Northern Ireland and the fourth-largest city on the island of Ireland. The name Derry is an anglicisation of the Irish name Daire or Doire meaning "oak grove". The conflict which became known as the Troubles is widely regarded as having started in Derry, of which twelve reminding murals in the Bogside district are still a popular tourist attraction. The city is unique as it still holds many intact fortifications from the Ulster plantation, such as the Guildhall, 17th century walls, and cathedrals.
Hitching In and Out
Derry is one of the larger cities in Ireland and therefore easily reachable from both the south and eastern part of the island. This city is probably the best point to reach unknown, extremely sonic points such as the sperrin mountains, Inishown the most northernly point of ireland, and other parts of donegal. Derry is a City located on the river foyle which forms a natural border between Northern and republic of ireland. From the city centre roads to the west, south and north all travel to Donegal, and to the East (Colraine, giants causeway and belfast) is Northern Ireland.
To hitch out of the city it is best to walk or take a bus, these cost £1.50 but are halved for a childs fare! People are generally extremely friendly especially to travellers.
East towards Belfast
Walk Dungiven Road up to the roundabout near the hospital, where the A6 to Belfast starts. You should probably get a ride out of Derry before you even reach the roundabout, with plenty of space for cars to pull in at and between the sidewalks. At Randelstown the A6 turns into motorway (M2/M22).
North towards Malin Head, donegal
Walk to the Madams bank roundabout and stand north on the exit for moville. you can take the bus FY13 to Wheatfield which will take you into Muff in donegal.
West towards Buncrana, Donegal
There is a roundabout on the Buncrana Road, After this all cars will be heading west and leaving the city.