The Bogside is a residential neighbourhood outside the city walls of Derry in Northern Ireland. Originally a marshy area used as pastureland, the area has long been inhabited and has been the focus of conflict between native Irish and British for hundreds of years. It was the site of the Battle of Bogside in 1969 when the Royal Ulster Constabulary attempted to break up a demonstration in the neighbourhood and sparked widespread violence both in Derry and further afield in Northern Ireland. This battle was one of the first major conflicts in what became known as "The Troubles". It was also the location of the Bloody Sunday Massacre where 27 protesters were shot by the British Parachute Regiment in 1972.
Large and somewhat imposing murals depicting and commemorating various events in the area have become a macabre tourist attraction for visitors interested in the conflicts of Northern Ireland.
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