Belfast to Derry March

1969 People’s Democracy March

I plan to begin my peace walk on Wednesday April 10 from the Belfast City Hall by retracing the original route the 1969 peace marchers followed from Belfast to Derry.

Beginning the march on April 10 is significant because it is the 21st Anniversary of the 1998 Good Friday Agreement which ended decades of hostilities and ushered in the peace that remains today.  The 114 kilometer (70 mile) walk will cover two Ulster counties between Belfast and Derry. County Antrim and County Londonderry. Between Belfast and Derry I will pass through the following townships.

Day 1: Belfast City Hall to Antrim

Day 2: Antrim to the greater Maghera area via Randalstown, Toome, Bellaghy, and Gulladuff.

Day 3: Maghera to Feeny via Dungiven

Day 4: Feeny to Claudy

Day 5: Claudy to Derry via Altnagelvin

 

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