Burnfoot, Londonderry

Burnfoot (Irish: "Bun na hAbhann" ) is a small village in County Londonderry, Northern Ireland, two and a half miles (4 km) north of Dungiven and just over five and a half miles (9 km) south of Limavady. It is designated as a Small Village and the population has remained relatively static, with 195 people in 2001. It lies within the Limavady Borough Council area.cite web | title=Bellarena Settlement Designation | work=Planning Service - Draft Northern Area Plan 2016 | url=http://www.planningni.gov.uk/AreaPlans_Policy/Plans/Northern/draft_plan/Volume2/Part6/Villages/Burnfoot.htm | accessdate=2008-06-21]

Features

It is beside the River Roe, with the greater part of the built up area on the western side of Drumrane Road. The village has a good range of social, educational and recreational facilities, but commercial services are limited. It has quite a large village shop, football fields and a primary school. Burnfoot has two churches, Bovevagh Church of Ireland (St. Eugenius) and Camnish Presbyterian Church. Burnfoot has its own community hall and youth clubs such as Scouts and the Girls Brigade. It has had a recent new housing development called Rosebrook which added at least fifteen houses to the area, making the population now around two hundred and fifty.

Transport

*The village has good road links via Dungiven, but has limited public transport connections.
*Burnfoot railway station opened on 12 November 1864, was closed for passenger traffic on 6 September 1948, and finally closed altogether on 10 August 1953. [cite web | title=Burnfoot station | work=Railscot - Irish Railways | url=http://www.railscot.co.uk/Ireland/Irish_railways.pdf | accessdate=2007-09-13]

Education

*Burnfoot Primary School

port

*Burnfoot United F.C. football club, founded in 1975, plays in the Coleraine and District Junior Premier League. [cite web | title=Burnfoot United Football Club | work= Burnfoot United Bebo site | url=http://www.bebo.com/Profile.jsp?MemberId=4196927073&ShowSims=Y | accessdate=2008-06-21]

ee also

*List of villages in Northern Ireland

References


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