from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • A city of northwest Northern Ireland northwest of Belfast. Built on the site of an abbey founded by Saint Columba in 546, it is a port and manufacturing center.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A meaningless refrain or chorus in old songs.
  • noun A frequent element in Irish place-names: as, Derry, Derrybrian, Londonderry.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • proper noun A borough in Northern Ireland northwest of Belfast; Londonderry
  • proper noun a town in New Hampshire.


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  • Dec. 3 -- DERRY -- Pinkerton Academy is recycling a lot more material these days to make the Derry high school a bit more green. - Home Page RSS

  • DERRY, N.H. - Nearly 60 vehicles collided on northbound Interstate 93 in Derry, shutting down a portion of the highway between exits 3 and 4 Sunday morning.

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  • They also tell of him (and this is fact and history) how he left his monastery of Derm Each, 'the field of oaks,' which we call Derry, and went away at the risk of his life to preach to the wild Picts of

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  • Like Bono, I hadn't discovered irony yet; I was in Derry listening to Sting and Peter Gabriel.

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  • McGuinness, who lives in Derry, said: These conflict junkies are attempting to drive a city living very much to the future, back to the past.

    Martin McGuinness condemns Real IRA's Derry bomb

  • I work full time in Derry which means I leave the house at eight in the morning and get home after five most days.


  • Speaking for the first time at a Conservative party conference McGuinness denounced the republican dissidents who planted the device close to a branch of the Ulster Bank in Derry shortly after midnight.

    Martin McGuinness condemns Real IRA's Derry bomb

  • We have witnessed the extraordinary sight of a Conservative Prime Minister standing at the despatch box and admitting that British soldiers killed 13 unarmed civilians in Derry on 30 January 1972.

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  • The dissident organisation, which has been extremely active in Derry over the last 18 months, is trying to tap into public antipathy towards the banks.

    Martin McGuinness condemns Real IRA's Derry bomb

  • Pat Ramsey, an SDLP councillor in Derry, described those behind the bomb attack as "born-again Provos".

    Martin McGuinness condemns Real IRA's Derry bomb


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