Ardtrea North

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Coordinates: 54°45′14″N 6°35′56″W / 54.754°N 6.599°W / 54.754; -6.599

Ardtrea North is the name of the first parish (geographically) in the Roman Catholic and Church of Ireland dioceses of Armagh. The parish is made up of two communities named Ballymaguigan and Newbridge.

Education and Worship[edit]

The parish has one chapel named St.Trea's Church and two primary schools named Anahorish and Saint Trea's Primary School. Ardtrea's parish saint is Saint Trea. The Church of Ireland community is served by St. Andrew's Ardtrea

Anahorish Primary School is mainly attended by people from Newbridge but people form neighbouring communities such as Castledawson, Bellaghy and Toome also attend this school.

St. Trea's Primary School is attended by people from the Ballymaguigan side of the parish. In 2003 the North Eastern Education and Library Board tried to merge the two primary schools together due to falling numbers at St. Trea's Primary School.


The parish has two gaelic football teams. The first team is named St.Trea'a GFC and is mainly supported by people from the Ballymaguigan side of the parish. The second gaelic team is named Seán O'Leary's GAA. This team is mainly supported by people from the Newbridge side of the parish.


  • Eamon Coleman, manager of Derry Senior Football All-Ireland winning team (1993). Eamon was born in Ballymaguigan, and is now sadly deceased, and this is a link to the Derry website pictorial and written tribute to him: Coleman
  • Thomas Meredith is the subject of two ghost stories relating to his death at the Church of Ireland Rectory of Ardtrea