Main Street in the village
Claudy is a village and townland (of 1,154 acres) in County Londonderry. It lies in the Faughan Valley, six miles south-east of the county town, Londonderry, where the River Glenrandal joins the River Faughan. It is situated in the parish of Cumber Upper and the barony of Tirkeeran. Its name is from the Irish Clóidigh, meaning "the one who washes/the strong-flowing one".
Claudy had a population of 1,336 people in the 2011 Census. It has two primary schools, two churches and a college named St Patrick's and St Brigid's College.
- Claudy has a local Gaelic Athletic Association club, Claudy GAC.
- Claudy is home to two rival football clubs, Claudy United and Claudy Rovers.
- The village also has a local leisure centre called the Diamond Centre. It has sporting, gym, and ICT facilities.
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