Saoirse Monica Jackson shares pride at putting Derry on the map


Derry Girls star Saoirse Monica Jackson Pic: Brian McEvoy

We can’t believe that Derry Girls ended this year! 

And neither can Saoirse Monica Jackson. The actress who played Erin in the beloved comedy opened up about saying goodbye to the show as well as being proud that she was able to put Derry on the map in a positive light.

“I think everybody from where we’re from has always been brought up to be very proud of it. I certainly was,” she explained in an interview with Vanity Fair.

“To be able to put it on the map in such a positive light, it really does mean more to me than most things.”

She went on to say that she has had plenty of run-ins with fans from all over the world including people from Palestine, Canada and India who had visited Derry for the show.

“Moments like that really make me see what a difference this show has made. There’s been such a long part of our history as a town that nobody wanted to come there, so it means so much now that we’re at this place and people are coming and really enjoy it.”

Saoirse-Monica Jackson

She went on to say: “I never expected to work in an Irish accent, nevermind a Derry accent.”

Saoirse will be heading to the big screen next as she has joined the cast of superhero film, The Flash. We can’t wait to see what she does next!


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