Bridgend, County Donegal

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Bridgend

Ceann an Droichid
Village
Bridgend is located in Ireland
Bridgend
Bridgend
Location in Ireland
Coordinates: 55°02′30″N 7°22′48″W / 55.041657°N 7.380123°W / 55.041657; -7.380123Coordinates: 55°02′30″N 7°22′48″W / 55.041657°N 7.380123°W / 55.041657; -7.380123
CountryIreland
ProvinceUlster
CountyCounty Donegal
Government
 • Dáil ÉireannDonegal
Population
(2016)[1]
 • Total454
Time zoneUTC+0 (WET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-1 (IST (WEST))
Irish Grid ReferenceC396217

Bridgend or Bridge End (Irish: Ceann an Droichid)[2] is a village in County Donegal, Ireland, on the Inishowen peninsula. It is located on the road to Letterkenny, on the western outskirts of Derry and at the border between the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland.

Schools[edit]

The national school or primary school in Bridgend is called St. Aengus' National School. Traditionally, children resident in Bridgend attend secondary schools in Buncrana - Scoil Mhuire (Convent of Mercy) and Crana College (formerly Buncrana Vocational School or more commonly known as the 'tech').

Parish and townlands[edit]

Bridgend is part of Fahan parish which takes in Fahan, Burt and Inch.

The main townlands of Bridgend include Carrowreagh and Bunamayne (or Bonemaine). They are divided by a river which runs through Bridgend, with Carrowreagh to the north and Bunamayne to the south of the river. Other townlands of Bridgend include Tummock which is a back road running parallel to the Burt main road.

Sport[edit]

Traditionally, children of St. Aengus' N.S. have gone on to play for the local GAA club which is Burt GAC. They have also continued to play for the Club long after they progress to secondary and third level education.[citation needed]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Census 2016 Sapmap Area: Settlements Bridge End". Central Statistics Office (Ireland). Retrieved 8 June 2018.
  2. ^ "Ceann an Droichid/Bridge End". Placenames Database of Ireland. Government of Ireland - Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht and Dublin City University. Retrieved 8 June 2018.

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