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Coordinates: 54°54′27″N 6°40′02″W / 54.9075°N 06.66722°W / 54.9075; -06.66722

Irish: an Suaitreach
Swatragh Church of Ireland - geograph.org.uk - 742083.jpg
Swatragh Church of Ireland
Swatragh is located in Northern Ireland
 Swatragh shown within Northern Ireland
Population 535 (2001 Census)
District Magherafelt
County County Londonderry
Country Northern Ireland
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Postcode district BT
Dialling code 028
EU Parliament Northern Ireland
UK Parliament Mid Ulster
NI Assembly Mid Ulster
List of places
Northern Ireland
County Londonderry

Swatragh (from Irish: an Suaitreach, meaning "billeted soldier")[1][2][3] is a small village and townland in County Londonderry, Northern Ireland. Swatragh is on the main A29 road north of Maghera. The population was 435 in the 2001 Census.

The village has three churches: one Roman Catholic, one Church of Ireland, and one Presbyterian. The Catholic and Church of Ireland churches are listed buildings. St John's is the local primary school.

Swatragh's name in Irish, an Suaitreach, is derived from a shortened form of Baile an tSuaitrigh meaning "townland of the billeted soldier".


Swatragh is home to Michael Davitt Gaelic Athletic Club. Several of the club's Gaelic football players have represented Derry GAA.



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