Waterside, Derry

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Coordinates: 54°59′56″N 7°18′11″W / 54.999°N 7.303°W / 54.999; -7.303

Map of Waterside

The Waterside generally refers to the part of Derry on the east bank of the River Foyle. Traditionally, the Waterside ends at the Caw roundabout near the Foyle Bridge. Areas such as Eglinton and Limavady are not part of the Waterside.

The Waterside is a mainly Protestant and unionist area, while the rest of Derry has been mainly Irish Catholic and nationalist. During the Troubles, the Waterside's Protestant population grew, likely as a result of Protestants moving there from the west side of the river.[1]


The Londonderry railway station is in this area, and is often referred to as Waterside station, a name it held when the city of Derry had three stations, the other two being the Graving Dock station and the Foyle Road station.[2]


Professional darts player Daryl Gurney is from the Waterside.