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Der·ry

 (dĕr′ē) or Lon·don·der·ry (lŭn′dən-dĕr′ē, lŭn′dən-dĕr′ē)
A city of northwest Northern Ireland northwest of Belfast. Built on the site of an abbey founded by Saint Columba in 546, it is a port and manufacturing center.
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derry

(ˈdɛrɪ)
n, pl -ries
have a derry on Austral and NZ to have a prejudice or grudge against
[C19: probably from derry down, a refrain in some folk songs, alluding to the phrase have a down on; see down1]

derry

(ˈdɛrɪ)
n, pl -ries
(Social Welfare) slang a derelict house, esp one used by tramps, drug addicts, etc
[C20: shortened from derelict]

Derry

(ˈdɛrɪ)
n
1. (Placename) a district in NW Northern Ireland, in Co Londonderry. Pop: 106 456 (2003 est). Area: 387 sq km (149 sq miles)
2. (Placename) another name for Londonderry
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Lon•don•der•ry

(ˈlʌn dənˌdɛr i)

n.
1. a county in N Northern Ireland. 130,889; 804 sq. mi. (2082 sq. km).
2. its county seat, a seaport. 62,697.
Also called Derry.
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Derry

 a ballad or set of verses, 1553 [from the repetitive use of “Hey derry, derry” in folk songs].
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A few years ago an Ulster Senior League team from Donegal was permitted to play at Derry's Templemore Sports Complex for a temporary sixmonth period while Derry City, who compete in the League of Ireland, use the Brandywell Stadium which is based north of the border.
The SDLP's poll frustration in the city appeared to boil over during an alleged altercation between former SDLP's leader John Hume's brother and councillor Patsy Kelly as he was leaving the count centre at the Templemore Sports Complex. Mr Kelly accused Mr Hume, his former election agent, of grabbing him.
Oglaigh na h-Eireann said it planted the pipe bomb last Thursday at the Templemore Sports Complex in Derry as the centre was used to count votes after the General Election.
Rita McGlinchey, who gave up her right to anonymity, discovered Martin "Speedy" Carlin, 57, leering at her through the store room window as she dried herself in Templemore Sports Complex.