'Legenderry' year ahead for City of Culture 2013

The city aims to represent the North with style after recent problems, writes Peter Geoghegan.

23rd December, 2012
Derry's City of Culture festivities kick off on New Year's Eve. Photo: Matt Mackey/Presseye

For hundreds of years, Ebrington Barracks on the banks of the river Foyle was a symbol of Derry's division. The site was first used for military purposes during the Siege of Derry in 1689 and, during the Troubles, it housed the British army's main base in the city.

But with the soldiers now gone and the corrugated iron and barbed wire removed, the 26-acre Ebrington site is at the heart of Derry's multimillion-euro UK City of...

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