Aghadowey

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Aghadowey
Irish: Achadh Dubhthaigh
Irish transcription(s)
 • Derivation: Achadh Dubhthaigh
 • Meaning: "Duffy's field"
Aghadowey in 2008
Aghadowey in 2008
Aghadowey is located in Northern Ireland
Aghadowey
Aghadowey
Aghadowey shown within Northern Ireland
Coordinates: 55°01′44″N 6°39′07″W / 55.029°N 6.652°W / 55.029; -6.652Coordinates: 55°01′44″N 6°39′07″W / 55.029°N 6.652°W / 55.029; -6.652
Country Northern Ireland
County Londonderry
Barony Coleraine
Civil parish Aghadowey
Settlements Aghadowey
Government
 • Council Coleraine Borough Council
Area[1]
 • Total 178.90 ha (442.07 acres)

Aghadowey (from Irish Achadh Dubhthaigh, meaning "Duffy's field")[2][3][4] is a townland in east County Londonderry, Northern Ireland. It lies in Aghadowey civil parish, and is part of Coleraine Borough Council. It is close to the county boundary with County Antrim. Aghadowey is also recognized as being the largest town-land in Europe.

Sport[edit]

  • Aghadowey is a popular angling area, with anglers fishing both the River Bann and the Agivey River.
  • Aghadowey Stadium hosts regular Motorcycle racing and Stock car racing also Rallying as an alltrak event, on the disused World War II airfield. Aghadowey was the home circuit (1.003 miles/1.614 km) of the Motor Cycle Road Racing Club of Ireland (MCRRCI) (now Bishopscourt Race Circuit near Downpatrick) and was first used for racing in 1975, after the club was forced to vacate their previous circuit at Maghaberry to make way for a new prison development.
  • Aghadowey also boasts a football team competing in the Coleraine and District league. They have notable rivalries with both Garvagh FC and Kilrea FC and have scored victories over the latter in recent years.

Transport[edit]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Northern Ireland Environment Agency. "NIEA Map Viewer". Retrieved 25 July 2012. 
  2. ^ Placenames NI
  3. ^ Logainm - Ireland Place-names Database
  4. ^ Library Ireland - Irish Place Names: Aghadowey
  5. ^ "Aghadowey station" (PDF). Railscot - Irish Railways. Archived (PDF) from the original on 26 September 2007. Retrieved 2007-09-08.