Aghadowey (County Derry)

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Aghadowey and its history

Irish: Achadh Dubhthaigh meaning Duffy's field

A Parish in the townland in East County Londonderry, Northern Ireland and is part of Coleraine Borough Council. It is situated close to the county boundary with County Antrim.

Aghadowney is a popular area for anglers fishing in the River Bann and the Agivey River.

Aghadowey is the home circuit (1.003 miles/1.614 km) of the Motor Cycle Road Racing of Ireland.

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The town is known to be a railway station within the county. It was opened in February 1880 and the station shut down on the 20th of august 1950. A company called Belfast and Northern railways opened the station in that time period when it was established. An organisation called the ulster transport authority shut down the project 62 years ago.


The 1821 - 1851 census returns were almost all destroyed in a fire, the 1861 - 1891 census returns were destroyed by the Government. The 1901 - 1911 census returns are available free of charge on line on the National Archives of Ireland website.



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