Killaloo

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Cumber Church of Ireland, Killaloo
The Presbyterian church

Killaloo (from Irish: Coill a' Lao, meaning "wood of the calf" or Cill Dhalua meaning "Dalua's church")[1][2] is a townland and hamlet in County Londonderry, Northern Ireland. It is about six miles southeast of Derry, on the main Derry to Belfast road. In the 2001 Census Killaloo had a population of 75 people. It is situated within Derry and Strabane district.

The nearest shops and amenities are in the village of Claudy, to the southeast.

Places of interest

  • The ruins of Brackfield Bawn are beside the main road. Originally built by Sir Edward Doddington of the Skinners Company in the 17th century, the Bawn played a defensive role for the Skinners land until it was abandoned at the turn of the 18th century. All that remains is the wall and flankers of the original building.
  • Next to the ruins stands the Lower Cumber Presbyterian Church, a traditional Barn Church.
  • The Ness Woods country park is popular during summer months.

References

  1. ^ Placenames NI
  2. ^ Placenames Database of Ireland
  • NI Neighbourhood Information System
  • Culture Northern Ireland

Coordinates: 54°55′N 7°11′W / 54.917°N 7.183°W / 54.917; -7.183

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