Creggan, Derry

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Creggan (; meaning stony place) is a large housing estate in Derry in Northern Ireland. It was the first housing estate built in Derry specifically to provide housing for the Catholic majority. It is situated on the outskirts of the city and is built on a hill. The name Creggan is derived from the Gaelic word creagán meaning stony place. The housing estate is very close to the border with County Donegal. The estate is often referred to locally as the Creggan.

Education

Primary

  • Holy Child Primary School
  • St John's Primary School


Secondary



Places of interest

  • Graveyard - Derry's largest graveyard.
  • Creggan Country Park - recreation centre.
  • Murals commemorating the 1972 Olympics in Munich.
  • Bishop's Field - Astro-Turf pitch.
  • Corn Beef Tin - Ration Distribution Point (Free Meat Chunks in gravy)


Notable people from Creggan


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