About Us

Derrie Danders offer original, authentic, historically accurate and politically neutral walking tours of Derry / Londonderry.

Born from a love of story telling and a desire to offer a quality, visitor focused, truthful and memorable experience, Derrie Danders has evolved into a highly regarded, 5 star tour guide service.  

So what's in a name? Well, the name "Derrie" comes from the original spelling of the name of the city in English, in old maps and manuscripts, while the term "Dander" is local speaking slang for a stroll or walk. So there you have it .... Derrie Danders!

Check out our recent appearances on Television and Radio

Four in a Bed - Channel 4 - October 2022

RTE Drivetime - August 2021

BBC Radio Ulster with Eamonn Holmes - September 2020

About David Douglas
An accountant by trade and a history buff / story teller by nature, David Douglas has heeded the call and made the inevitable transition into a fully fledged tour guide ...
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Derrie Danders Reviews

"Thank you for your inspiring, informative and delightful tour of Derry last Wednesday. We really enjoyed every minute of it." Angela D, Castleconnell Active Social Group, Limerick.
"David, our guide, was punctual and polite when he met us. He was the perfect guide - honest, friendly, and direct. He answered everything we wanted to know. David's usual evening tour route is a perfect way to see the city lights of Derry/Londonderry at night and is perfect for those looking to experience something a little different than an ordinary city tour. David also has plenty of tips for museums and other local sights so make sure to do this tour as one of your first things in town. The tour duration was good. I can't recommend it highly enough! 10/10!" Ben D, Australia
"Thank you so much for the tour. I thoroughly enjoyed the experience and was greatly impressed by the depth of your knowledge and above all your obvious love for the city and its incredible history." Martin Q, Derry/Londonderry
"The tour was first class." / "Very well explained." / "It wasn't long enough!!!"  "Looking forward to the next part in the future." KPC Men's Group, Kilfennan, Londonderry.
"David has a wealth of local historical information, is very enthusiastic, and will certainly keep your attention. The Taster Tour whets your appetite for more and David also pointed us to many other resources to explore in our own time. Overall excellent." Will and Liz D, Eglinton
"I would strongly recommend Derrie Danders Walking Tours. As a former student of Irish history, I found the tour to be both interesting and informative. The amount of detail provided by David Douglas was way above the average tour, and the cathedral visit at the end with a look at the artifacts was the icing on the cake! If you're interested in history, this is well worth the time! 10 out of 10." Gerard D, Liverpool  
"David is knowledgeable, personable, and flexible. We booked an all-day tour with him and it was the best of the 8 tours we had around Ireland ... by far. We were driven onto a beach to see a different view of the cliffs ... spectacular. David thinks of everything and even topped off the tour with a visit to a local Ice cream shop ... a perfect ending to a perfect day." John T, Florida, (Oceania Nautica Cruise Ship Passenger)