Claudy

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Claudy
Scots: Tha Strang-rinnin Wattèr[1]
or Claudy[2]
Irish: Clóidigh
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Main Street in the village
Claudy is located in Northern Ireland
Claudy
Claudy
 Claudy shown within Northern Ireland
Population 1,316 (2001)
Irish grid reference C541075
   – Belfast 62 mi (100 km)  
District Derry City
County County Londonderry
Country Northern Ireland
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town LONDONDERRY
Postcode district BT47
Dialling code 028, +44 28
Police Northern Ireland
Fire Northern Ireland
Ambulance Northern Ireland
EU Parliament Northern Ireland
UK Parliament East Londonderry
List of places
UK
Northern Ireland
County Londonderry

Coordinates: 54°54′44″N 7°09′26″W / 54.91222°N 7.15722°W / 54.91222; -7.15722

Claudy (from Irish: Clóidigh)[3] is a village and townland in County Londonderry, Northern Ireland. It lies in the Faughan Valley, 6 miles (9.7 km) southeast of Derry, where the River Glenrandal joins the River Faughan.

Claudy had a population of 1,316 people in the 2001 Census. It has two primary schools, two churches and a college named St Patrick's and St. Brigid's College.

History[edit]

Claudy suffered 13 fatalities during The Troubles, amounting to one per cent of its 2001 population. The death rate in Belfast, by comparison, was equivalent to just over half a percent, and that in Derry a quarter of a percent.[4] Nine of the 13 people killed died in the Claudy bombing in which three car bombs exploded on Main Street.

Sport[edit]

  • Claudy has a local Gaelic Athletic Association club, Claudy GAC.
  • Claudy is home to two rival football clubs, Claudy United and Claudy Rovers.
  • The village also has a local leisure centre called the Diamond Centre. It has sporting, gym, and ICT facilities.

2001 Census[edit]

Claudy is classified as a village by the NI Statistics and Research Agency (NISRA) (i.e. with population between 1,000 and 2,250 people). On Census day (29 April 2001) there were 1,316 people living in Claudy. Of these:

  • 26.7% were aged under 16 and 12.3% were aged 60 and over
  • 49.1% of the population were male and 50.9% were female
  • 77.9% were from a Catholic background and 21.4% were from a Protestant background
  • 4.9% of people aged 16–74 were unemployed..

For more details see: NI Neighbourhood Information Service

Education[edit]

  • St. Patrick's and St. Brigid's College, 55 Main Street, Claudy, County Londonderry BT47 4HR
  • Cumber Claudy Primary School, 20 Cregg Road, Claudy, County Londonderry BT47 4HX
  • St Colmcilles Primary School and Nursery Unit, 23 Main Street, Claudy, County Londonderry BT47 4AA

NIMDM deprivation 2005[edit]

Of 582 wards in Northern Ireland, Claudy is ranked 241st.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Map and Placenames Key Derry City Council. Retrieved 11 October 2011.
  2. ^ The Online Scots Dictionary
  3. ^ "Claudy". Logainm.ie - Placenames database of Ireland. Retrieved 27 September 2011. 
  4. ^ Sutton Index of Deaths: Deaths by Geographical Location
  5. ^ NI Neighbourhood Information Service Northern Ireland Neighbourhood Information Service website

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