Waterside, Derry

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

The Waterside (Ulster-Scots: Wattèrbroo[1]) 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 City is mainly Irish Catholic and nationalist. During the Troubles, the Waterside's Protestant population grew, probably as a result of Protestants moving there from the west side of the river.[2]


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.[3]



  1. "Annual Report 2016 (Ulster-Scots version)" (PDF). North/South Ministerial Council. Archived from the original on 27 February 2013. Retrieved 3 April 2017.
  2. "CAIN: Issues: Segregation - Templegrove Action Research Limited: Life in 2 enclave areas - Appendix 1". cain.ulst.ac.uk. Retrieved 11 January 2010.
  3. "Industrial Heritage Ireland: Ireland Historic Railway Map 01". Retrieved 9 November 2014.
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