IN PICTURES: 20 things Derry people do better than anyone else in Ireland

Derry people are without question the friendliest and most genuine you will ever meet in the island of Ireland.

Monday, 4th March 2019, 6:50 pm
Updated Monday, 4th March 2019, 8:00 pm
The Peace Bridge.

Here's a list of 20 things we are much better at than any other city, town or village in Ireland.

It's nice to get away but it's great coming home! Regardless of where you are from you can always depend on the people of Derry to make you feel like you've always belonged here. As genuine a welcome you'll ever experienced.
Not only are we the best in Ireland but we are the best in the world too. Try as they might, Dublin, Belfast and Cork are always trying to emulate us but they never get close.
Our reputation precedes us in this instance. If complaining about absolutely everything was an Olympic sport Derry people would be to complaining what Lionel Messi is to football i.e. world class!
Derry people can sit and drink tea like no other group of people in Ireland so, no matter how diplomatic you think you are there is no way we are leaving until we are good and ready.
You can keep your full Irish, your porridge and your soda bread because when it comes to breakfast we have a dish that epitomises haute cuisine - the sausage roll bap!
Ask anyone who moves away from Derry and they will tell you our takeaways are miles better than anything found all over Ireland.
It's a well known fact that the first question Derry toddlers ask their parents is 'what's it like outside?'. Derry people obsess about the weather the same way the Kardashians obsess about the number of Instagram followers they have.
Few places exist in the world with such a strong sense of identity like ours in Derry. We are proud of who we are, where we come from and where we are going.
John Hume (left) and Seamus Heaney both attended St. Columb's College in Derry. Mr. Hume, from the Bogside, would go on to win the Nobel peace prize in 1998 and Mr. Heaney, from Castledawson, won his Nobel prize for literature in 1995.
With the exception of Gibraltor no other Westminister constituency in the North, England, Scotland and Wales declared its wish to remain in the E.U. as much as Foyle did - 78.3 per cent people voted to remain!
The Derry sense of humour is truly unique and is perhaps at its best when its at its darkest. We have yet to experience a situation where the Derry sense of humour could be regarded as inappropriate.
Derry people are so proud of their identity and where they are from that will literally jump at the chance to support something local. We might be a small wee city but boy to we punch above our weight!
As my old granny used to say he could sell snow to the Eskimos and sand to the Arabs.. Charming? Charismatic? We have it in bag ...
Health hath no fury like a Derry man or woman scorned. If you think they hold grudges in other parts of Ireland then you have seen nothing yet! Best just to avoid us for a few years till we calm down.
We are always right except when we are wrong but that hasnt happened yet. Our friends in Donegal and further afield can think what they want but when it comes to debating you better be ready because we will make you look a bit silly.
Careful now! Down with this sort of thing. Regardless of what or where it is, if there's a protest you are almost certain to find a large group of Derry people there. We don't like being told what we can and cannot do.
The Troubles were a dark time in Derry's recent past but people had no choice but to just get on with everyday life. We are made of tough stuff in Derry and as long as we have that community spirit we'll be okay!
We enjoy celebrating success where it is merited but God help anyone who gets a wee bit too big for their boots because being down to earth is part of the very fabric that makes us authentic sons and daughters of Derry.
The Derry accent was officially voted the sexiest accent in Ireland by so it's a scientific fact to claim our accent is the best in the island of Ireland.
These men and women can sometimes be the first Derry person a visitor coming here will encounter and as mentioned earlier on, the Derry welcome, is truly spectacular.