A Pocket History of Northern Ireland

“And then there is the phenomenon known as Derry Girls. A television comedy written by Lisa McGee and set in Northern Ireland in the 1990s, it has been a runaway success both with the public and the critics. The show won the IFTA Gala TV Award for best comedy in 2018; McGee won the best screenwriter award. Let’s end there, in the hope that that is the future and that the past can be buried.”

Derry Girls mural. Derry/Londonderry, Northern Ireland. © Allan LEONARD @MrUlster