Swatragh Church of Ireland
|Swatragh shown within Northern Ireland|
|Population||535 (2001 Census)|
|• Belfast||43 mi (69 km)|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|EU Parliament||Northern Ireland|
Swatragh (from Irish: an Suaitreach, meaning "billeted soldier") is a small village and townland in County Londonderry, Northern Ireland. Swatragh is on the main A29 road north of Maghera, and is situated within Mid-Ulster District. 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".
- Anthony Tohill - Gaelic footballer
- The parents of former Irish Taoiseach Charles Haughey came from Swatragh
- Terry McFlynn - professional association football player
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