10 Things to Do in Dungiven That You Shouldn't Miss

July 29, 2017 Concepcion Newsome

Dungiven (from Irish: Dún Geimhin, meaning "Gevin's fort") is a small town, townland and civil parish in County Londonderry, Northern Ireland. It is on the main A6 Belfast to Derry road. It lies where the rivers Roe, Owenreagh and Owenbeg meet at the foot of the 1,525 ft (465 m) Benbradagh. Nearby is the Glenshane Pass, where the road rises to over 1,000 ft (300 m). It had a population of 2,993 people in the 2001 Census, an increase of 6% over 1991. It is within Causeway Coast and Glens district.
Restaurants in Dungiven

1. McReynolds Bar

127 Main Street, Dungiven BT47 4LF, Northern Ireland +44 28 7774 1424
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5 based on 5 reviews

McReynolds Bar

Reviewed By Calum903 - Belfast, United Kingdom

I stayed in Dungiven about 3 weeks ago and decided to accomodate myself with this area. The castle seemed like a lovely place to stay althought it did disapoint, but thats for another review! ...I was traveling solo on a business deal and was only in town for the weekend, however one night after i had finished my meal in the castle i decided to venture down the 'town' as the people within the hotel called it. After walking what seemed like a minute down the road, i set my eyes on this great bar which looked so inviting even from the outside which says alot!! The layout inside the pub was very comfortable and the staff behind the bar made me feel right and home. I sat at the bar and had a pint 'of the black stuff' whilest having a lovely chat with the bar tenders, who might i add where a pleasure to interact with, so warm and easy to talk to. It's traditional style made it even nicer, like no other pub iv'e seen. I reccomend McReynolds to anyone visiting Dungiven, it was a pity they never did accomodation as i would have gladly stayed there!

2. Roe Valley Country Park

Dogleap Road | Limavady-Dungiven Road, Limavady BT49 9NN, Northern Ireland +44 28 7772 2074
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4.5 based on 206 reviews

Roe Valley Country Park

Reviewed By Rosslyn R - Wetherby, United Kingdom

We went into the centre and read all about the area and gathered the history and many interesting facts about the park also used the loo whilst there. This time we had brought our own picnic so we did not use the very good restaurant in the Centre. We walked the easy walk and bit of the medium walk. The whole walk was filled with interesting things to look at, people to chat to, animals and birds to spot and identify and sights to photograph. This time we did not visit the mill although we have in the past. After the walk we returned to the car park and using one of the many picnic tables had our lunch. All in all a very enjoyable visit.

3. Banagher Old Church

Carnanbane Road, Dungiven BT47 4SR, Northern Ireland
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5 based on 3 reviews

Banagher Old Church

Reviewed By PatOcarson - Belfast, United Kingdom

This old church in Dungiven is worth a visit. It was first mentioned in 1121 but could be older. There is an old mortuary house outside and an old stone cross.

4. Banagher Glen

Magheramore Road, Dungiven, Northern Ireland
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4.5 based on 2 reviews

Banagher Glen

Reviewed By nigni2002 - Carimate, Italy

Easy walk among trees and flowers.Ii took me about an hour to get to the dam.There is two parking places near the start of the trial.One before the other.When you walk you stay on the left when there is a choice.May be all the trials bring to the dam.There were a lot of woman making this trial which is mostly on a little street like the normal street for the car.Sorry for my english.

5. Dungiven Priory and O'Cahan's Tomb

Priory Lane, Dungiven, Northern Ireland
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Dungiven Priory and O'Cahan's Tomb

Reviewed By Ian W - Portsmouth, United Kingdom

It's a little hard to find, no real car park and down a track, but well worth the effort . There is a serene beauty here in the ruins and graveyard, and it's so peaceful & tranquil. Not a day trip but if you are on the scenic drive like we were it is well worth the time to visit.

6. Bovevagh Old Church and Mortuary House

Bovevagh Road, Dungiven, Northern Ireland
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Bovevagh Old Church and Mortuary House

Reviewed By PatOcarson - Belfast, United Kingdom

The entrance to this church is on a bend on a very narrow road and has no parking so you may have to park elsewhere and walk. We backed into the entrance but you need someone to guide you out. It is a lovely lititle church in a great setting. The mortuary house was built with a little hand hole in the wall to give people direct access to the relics inside, fascinating in itself.

7. Limavady Visitor Information Centre

24 Main Street, Limavady BT49 0FJ, Northern Ireland +44 28 7776 0650
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4.5 based on 21 reviews

Limavady Visitor Information Centre

Set within the Roe Valley Arts & Cultural Centre, Limavady Visitor Information Centre is a great hub for information on the local area, and the whole Causeway Coast & Glens Region. With regular Exhibitions, shows, theatre productions, activities for children and lovely Seating areas inside and out, it is an enjoyable place to visit and spend some time. Free brochures, maps and information available. Accommodation booking is also available.

Reviewed By C-N_BELFAST - Belfast

I visited here during my time in Limavady because I was told that there was a museum here as well in the cultural and hertiage centre. I was informed that it was more temporary historic Exhibitions and at the time more art Exhibitions. I didn't have time to go to view those. However there's a great area in the tourist information centre telling you about places to visit and where they are i.e ancient monuments, churchs and Castles and also the industrial heritage too. I will be back again whenever I get back to Limavady to see more. The staff were friendly and very helpful with all the information about the area and were able to help me find out more about the history of the local area.

8. Dungiven Library

107 Main Street, Dungiven BT47 4LE, Northern Ireland +44 28 7774 1475
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3.5 based on 3 reviews

Dungiven Library

Public Library. Dungiven Library Opening Hours: Monday: 10:30am - 1:00pm 2:00pm - 5:00pm Tuesday: 10:30am - 1:00pm 2:00pm - 5:00pm Wednesday: 2:00pm - 7:00pm Thursday: Closed on Thursday Friday: 10:30am - 1:00pm 2:00pm - 5:00pm Saturday: 10:30am - 2:00pm Sunday: Closed on Sunday

Reviewed By C7425LRdavidf - Limavady, United Kingdom

On the main street through Dungiven on left when travelling from Belfast direction. Situated outside the library is a statue representing Finvola, the Gem of the Roe. Based on a legend of love, sorrow and family loyalty. Descriptive plaque

9. Roe Valley Leisure Centre

9 Greystone Road, Limavady BT49 0ND, Northern Ireland +44 28 7776 4009
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4.5 based on 20 reviews

Roe Valley Leisure Centre

Reviewed By Emma W - Dungiven,CO Derry, United Kingdom

Visit here very often and would highly recommend,2 swimming pools,a fully equipped gym with instructor,loads of classes running daily,soft play area for my kids and the staff are fantastic,always there to help

10. Dungiven Castle Park

Bleach Green, Dungiven, Northern Ireland
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Dungiven Castle Park

Reviewed By C7425LRdavidf - Limavady, United Kingdom

This is located off the main Belfast - Derry road (A6) just as you come into the town from Belfast - off to the left SP Bleach Green/Dungiven Castle Park. Continue down the unpaved lane to the park entrance on right - wooden fence with access gates. There is a small parking/turning area. Just inside the entrance the O'Cahan Harp scuplture is located. Linked to the tune Danny Boy. Information plaque at site.

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