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Maghera, Co. Derry

For the Romanian village, see Vârfu Câmpului.

Maghera is a town in County Londonderry, Northern Ireland. Its population was 2,876 in 1991 and had risen to 3,711 in the 2001 Census. It is a commercial and educational hub for the surrounding villages of Swatragh, Tobermore, Upperlands, Gulladuff and Knockcloghrim.

The Slaughtneil/Carntogher area around the village is unique for being the only rural community in Ireland outside of the Gaeltacht where most primary school children are taught through the Irish language. Maghera has parishes of Fallalea, Ranaghan and Glen. In St Patrick's Roman Catholic church there is a headstone remembering the large number of people who died in the parish during the Famine. In the local Church of Ireland parish of St. Lurach's there is a large inscribed bronze plate dedicated to the memory of the local men and women who died in the Great War.
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Restaurants in Maghera

Ardtara Country House

8 Gorteade Road, Upperlands, Maghera, BT46 5SA, Co. Derry
A glorious example of a Victorian Manor built in 1856 set in 8.5 acres of ground. With old style service and antiques it is you have stepped back in time. Serving fresh local produce. British Airways Tourism Award Winner and 2 AA Rosettes.

Oakleaf Restaurant

31 Glenshane Road, Maghera, BT46 5JZ, Co. Derry
Oakleaf Restaurant is situated at the foot of the mighty Glenshane Pass, on route from Belfast to Derry City.

Rafters Bar and Restaurant

2-4 Kilrea Road, Swatragh, Maghera, BT46 5QF, Co. Derry
Rafters Bar and Restaurant is currently run by the fourth generation of the Friel family. The bar has been in the family name for over one hundred years.

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Pubs & Nightlife

Maghera Pubs and Nightlife: An essential part of Ireland's social life and a must for every visitor.

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