Lewis’ Topographical Dictionary, Ireland

Lewis’ Topographical Dictionary Ireland comprises of several counties, cities, boroughs, parish and villages – with historical and statistical descriptions – of Ireland.

  • Place
    Claudy Village
  • County
    Derry, Londonderry
  • Parish
    Upper Cumber
  • Content
    CLAUDY, a village, in the parish of UPPER CUMBER, barony of TIRKERAN, county of LONDONDERRY, and province of ULSTER, 7.50 miles (E. N. E.) from LONDONDERRY city ; containing 180 inhabitants.

    It is situated on the road from Belfast city to Londonderry city, to the latter of which it has a penny post. Eight fairs are held for cattle, horses, and pigs ; a constabulary police force has been stationed in the village, and petty sessions are held on the first Friday in every month. In the vicinity are some handsome seats and extensive woods and plantations, which are described in the article on the parish; and there are some large bleach-greens, not now in use. In the village are a Roman Catholic chapel, a place of worship for Presbyterians in connection with the Synod of Ulster, and a national school.