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Magherafelt - Derry - Rainey St
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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.
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.
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.
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:
For more details see: NI Neighbourhood Information Service
Notable people from Magherafelt
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