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Magherafelt

Magherafelt is a small town and civil parish in County Londonderry, Northern Ireland. It had a population of 8,372 at the 2001 Census. It is the biggest town in the south of the county and is the social, economic and political hub of the area. It is part of Mid-Ulster District.HistoryMagherafelt has been documented as a town since 1425. Following the Plantation of Ulster, a central diamond has formed the heart of the town. During The Troubles in the late 20th century, 11 people were killed in or near Magherafelt in connection with the troubles.TransportMagherafelt railway station opened on 10 November 1856, shut for passenger traffic on 28 August 1950 and shut altogether on 1 October 1959.SchoolsPrimary Schools: Holy Family Primary School Kilronan Special School Gaelscoil an tSeanchaí Naíscoil an tSeanchaí Magherafelt Controlled Primary School Magherafelt Primary Integrated Primary School Secondary Schools: St. Mary's Grammar School Saint Pius X College Rainey Endowed School Sperrin Integrated College Magherafelt High School
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