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Bridgend, County Donegal

Location in Ireland

Coordinates: 55°02′30″N 7°22′48″W / 55.041657°N 7.380123°W / 55.041657; -7.380123Coordinates: 55°02′30″N 7°22′48″W / 55.041657°N 7.380123°W / 55.041657; -7.380123

Country Ireland
Province Ulster
County County Donegal
 • Dáil Éireann Donegal North–East
Population (2011)
 • Rural 497
Time zone WET (UTC+0)
 • Summer (DST) IST (WEST) (UTC-1)
Irish Grid Reference C396217

Bridgend or Bridge End (Irish: Ceann an Droichid) is a village in County Donegal, Ireland, located on the Inishowen peninsula. It is located on the road to Letterkenny, on the western outskirts of Derry and at the border between the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland.


The national school or primary school in Bridgend is called St. Aengus' National School. Traditionally, children resident in Bridgend attend secondary schools in Buncrana - Scoil Mhuire (Convent of Mercy) and Crana College (formerly Buncrana Vocational School or more commonly known as the 'tech').


Bridgend is part of Fahan parish which takes in Fahan, Burt and Inch.

Bridgend and the GAA

Traditionally, children of St. Aengus' N.S. have gone on to play for the local GAA club which is Burt GAC. They have also continued to play for the Club long after they progress to secondary and third level education.

Townlands of Bridgend

The main townlands of Bridgend are Carrowreagh and Bunamayne (or Bonemaine). They are divided by a river which runs through Bridgend, with Carrowreagh to the north and Bunamayne to the south of the river. Other townlands of Bridgend include Tummock which is a back road running parallel to the Burt main road.

See also

  • List of populated places in Ireland


External links

  • St. Aengus' National School
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