Foreglen

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Coordinates: 54°55′34″N 7°07′44″W / 54.926°N 7.129°W / 54.926; -7.129 Foreglen (Irish: An Forghleann) is a village in County Londonderry, Northern Ireland. It is 6km west of Dungiven on the A6 Foreglen Road, a main route linking Belfast and Derry. Limavady is 18 km to the north and Derry is 23 km to the north west. It is designated as a Small Village and in the 2001 Census it had a population of 285 people. It is situated within the Causeway Coast and Glens area.[1] Around 1900 it was known as Ballymoney.

Features

The village is a small linear settlement with a mix of public authority and private sector housing, and a number of local services and facilities including a local primary school, church, shop, post office, public house, and recreational facilities at O'Brien's GAC playing fields.[1]

Education

  • St Peter's and St Paul's Primary School. In 2004 the school received £39,000 from the Big Lottery Fund to increase sports provision for pupils and the wider community, by revamping the school hall and play area.[2]

Sport

The local Gaelic Athletic Association club is O'Brien's GAC.

Transport

Although the village has good road links, it has relatively limited public transport connections.[1]

See also

References

  1. ^ a b c "Foreglen Settlement Designation". Planning Service - Draft Northern Area Plan 2016. Retrieved 2008-06-22. 
  2. ^ "Lottery boost for sports facilities in Foreglen". Big Lottery Fund. Retrieved 2008-06-22. [permanent dead link]
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