Tour Locations | Derrie Danders: A Guide to the Quayside and North City
LOCATION 30 | Derrie Danders: A Guide to the Quayside and North City
Northland Road - BBC Radio Foyle
Continue down Northland Road, named because at one stage this was the northern boundary of the wider city and "The North Lands".
On your left you is the old boundary wall of Magee College and at the old gate lodge, if you look closely, you will see the initials MC in the gates.
Across the road to your right are the studios of BBC Radio Foyle, a local radio station that deals with news and current affairs. When I launched my first audio tour "Highlights of the Walled City" back in the summer of 2020, I was interviewed about it. This area became very important in the late 1800s for education within the city. Not only did you have Magee College, you also had a number of other schools in the buildings to our left and right, though none of these now remain.