Watch: Tourists share their thoughts and feelings towards Derry and Ireland

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The Journal got chatting to some tourists from, the U.S, Australia and England about their trip to the Emerald Isles and its gem, Derry.

With the tourist season in full swing, we at the Journal thought it would be a good chance to get out there and have a chat with our international friends to find out what they are enjoying about their trip, their plans, what brought them to our shores and, of course, what they think of Derry.

Two U.S citizens, Tom Nulty and Carol Nulty had travelled from Iowa and spoke about their favourite part of their Ireland trip.

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Tom spoke of the friendly welcome they received. “We stopped to talk to Brendan in the tourist information area, he stopped what he was doing and told us everything that would interest us.”

U.S tourists on their journey through Ireland, discovering their heritage.U.S tourists on their journey through Ireland, discovering their heritage.
U.S tourists on their journey through Ireland, discovering their heritage.

Carol added: “Yesterday we did the Causeway and Bushmills and then today we're really focusing on Derry and then we leave tomorrow.”

Margaret Bern and Sally Wilson from Australia were also taking in the sights around Derry.

Margaret said: “I've never been to Ireland before but it's absolutely beautiful. I'm really loving it. We're just in Derry today but we've been travelling all around. We've done the Ring of Kerry. I think the landscape is just amazing because it's got a peaceful feel about it."

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On trying Ireland’s famous Guinness, Margaret said: “I didn't mind it, I couldn't drink the whole pint, I reckon you don't need a meal if you have a Guinness!”

Australian tourists spending a day in Derry and chatting about Guinness.Australian tourists spending a day in Derry and chatting about Guinness.
Australian tourists spending a day in Derry and chatting about Guinness.

Lastly the Journal spoke with two English tourists, Judith and Martin from Nottinghamshire.

Martin said: “We just walked around the walls which was the main thing we wanted to do. There’s lots of history to read. We popped into the cathedral while we were on the way around.”

Judith explained their tour plans saying: “We're driving around the whole of Ireland in two weeks,” with Dublin as their final destination.

Be sure to watch the full interview above.

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