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Foreglen is located in the United Kingdom
Coordinates: 54°55′34″N 7°07′44″W / 54.926°N 7.129°W / 54.926; -7.129Coordinates: 54°55′34″N 7°07′44″W / 54.926°N 7.129°W / 54.926; -7.129

Foreglen (Irish: An Forghleann) is a village in County Londonderry, Northern Ireland. It is 6km west of Dungiven on the A6 Foreglen Road, a main route linking Belfast and Derry. Limavady is 18 km to the north and Derry is 23 km to the north west. It is designated as a Small Village and in the 2001 Census it had a population of 285 people. It is situated within the Causeway Coast and Glens area.[1] Around 1900 it was known as Ballymoney.


The village is a small linear settlement with a mix of public authority and private sector housing, and a number of local services and facilities including a local primary school, church, shop, post office, public house, and recreational facilities at O'Brien's GAC playing fields.[1]


  • St Peter's and St Paul's Primary School is in the middle of the village.In 2004 the school received £39,000 from the Big Lottery Fund to increase sports provision for pupils and the wider community, by revamping the school hall and play area.[2] In 2018 the School was designated as an Apple Regional Training Centre, with hundreds of teachers from across Ireland attending training on learning and teaching with technology.


The local Gaelic Athletic Association club is O'Brien's GAC.


Although the village has good road links, it has relatively limited public transport connections.[1]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c "Foreglen Settlement Designation". Planning Service - Draft Northern Area Plan 2016. Retrieved 2008-06-22.
  2. ^ "Lottery boost for sports facilities in Foreglen". Big Lottery Fund. Retrieved 2008-06-22.[permanent dead link]