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Magherafelt - Derry - Rainey St

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Magherafelt - Derry - Rainey St

Sport - Magherafelt has several sporting teams, consisting of O'Donovan Rossa Magherafelt GAC, the Rainey Old Boys Rugby Club, Magherafelt, and Magherafelt Sky Blues FC soccer club.

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Photo Details

  • County: Derry / Londonderry
  • Town: Magherafelt
  • Scene: Rainey St
  • Date: circa 1950

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  • Digitally remastered
  • 10' x 8' printed on quality photo paper
  • Also available mounted & framed, ask for details
  • Colour images can be printed in black& white if preferred.
  • Read about Magherafelt below

Magherafelt

Magherafelt (from the Irish: Machaire Fiolta meaning 'Plain of Fioghalta') is a town in County Londonderry, Northern Ireland. It had a population of 8,372 people in the 2001 Census. It is the biggest town in the south of County Londonderry (known locally as South Derry) and is the social, economic and political hub of the area. Magherafelt District Council is based in the town.

It is a Plantation town built around a central Diamond, which forms the heart of the town. However, the origins of the town predate the Plantation and go back to 1425.

Education

  • Naíscoil an tSeanchaí
  • Woods Primary School
  • Magherafelt Controlled Primary School
  • Holy Family Primary School
  • Saint Pius X College
  • Rainey Endowed School
  • St. Mary's Grammar School
  • Magherafelt High School

Sport

Magherafelt has several sporting teams, consisting of O'Donovan Rossa Magherafelt GAC, the Rainey Old Boys Rugby Club, Magherafelt, and Magherafelt Sky Blues FC soccer club.

2001 Census

Magherafelt is classified as a Small Town by the NI Statistics and Research Agency (NISRA) (ie with population between 4,500 and 10,000 people). On Census day (29 April 2001) there were 8,372 people living in Magherafelt. Of these:

  • 27.1 were aged under 16 years and 13.7 were aged 60 and over
  • 48.7 of the population were male and 51.3 were female
  • 56.2 were from a Catholic background and 41.8 were from a Protestant background
  • 3.4 of people aged 16-74 were unemployed.

For more details see: NI Neighbourhood Information Service

Notable people from Magherafelt

  • Peter Doherty - former footballer and manager of Northern Ireland

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