Museum of Free Derry
The small city of Derry/Londonderry, Northern Ireland, has a rather interesting museum. The small museum is operated by locals who had family members and friends that tragically lost their lives in the events of Bloody Sunday in 1972. It has become known as the “The Bloody Sunday Museum.” The Free Derry Museum is located in the Bogside area of Derry/Londonderry.
Bloody Sunday in Derry, Northern Ireland: On the 30th January 1972
The museum’s theme is covering the historical background of the events that took place on 30th January 1972. The day that British soldiers opened fire on protesters in the city of Derry, killing 13 unarmed protestors. Some were shot running from the uproar while others were shot trying to assist wounded protestors.
The museum was excellent and well worth the visit. The new facilities were really informative, and the exhibitions were fascinating. I spent hours reading every word and listening to every audio clip of the events that led up to the day where so many young, innocent lives were lost. And the video was disturbing. You can watch the Bloody Sunday rare footage on YouTube. Although this documentary footage is not the video shown in the museum.
The video in the museum where these images were taken was actual amateur footage from one of the protesters. Sadly he was shot and later died of his injuries. I found the images in themselves quite powerful, so I wanted to share them in my Kozzi Blog. These photos are not available for cheap image downloads, but you are free to share.