Do Protestants call it Derry or Londonderry?
The name “Derry” is preferred by nationalists and it is broadly used throughout Northern Ireland’s Catholic community, as well as that of the Republic of Ireland, whereas many unionists prefer “Londonderry”; however, in everyday conversation “Derry” is used by most Protestant residents of the city.
Why do Protestants call it Londonderry?
The right name for the city is Derry from the Irish Doire Cholm Chille – meaning the oak-grove of Colmkille. It got the name Londonderry from a company of swindlers that were founded in London, in the seventeenth century, to drive the native Irish off the land and to settle the place with English and Scots.
Who changed Derry to Londonderry?
Ulster Unionist councillor William McCandless said the “official name of the city is Londonderry”. He said it was a name that “unites the two communities – London for the British tradition and Derry for the Irish tradition”.
Is Falls Road Catholic or Protestant?
Historically, the Falls Road district has had a strong Roman Catholic tradition. This is reflected in the number of Catholic churches in the area.
How many Protestants are there in Derry?
In the Belfast City Council and Derry and Strabane District Council areas, the figures at ward level vary from 95% Protestant to 99% Catholic.
List of districts in Northern Ireland by religion or religion brought up in.
|District||Derry and Strabane|
|Protestant and other Christian||25.4%|
Is the Creggan Catholic or Protestant?
45.6% of the population were male and 54.4% were female. 98.8% were from a Catholic background and 0.9% were from a Protestant background.