Eglinton, Co. Londonderry

Eglinton is a small village in Co. Londonderry, Northern Ireland. The village lies near the River Foyle in the Derry and Strabane District Council area.

Eglinton

Co. Londonderry

United Kingdom

Eglinton is a village in Co. Londonderry, Northern Ireland. The sleeper village lies about 5.5 miles east-north-east of Derry. Formerly known as Muff, it lies within the Derry and Strabane Council district.

The village is near the City of Derry Airport, which was once Royal Naval Air Station Eglinton in an area Co. Londonderry near Lough Foyle. Among the churches in the vicinity is St. Canice’s Church of Ireland, Faughanvale, with graves of 35 people who served in World War Two.

Places of Interest

The following places will be of interest to anyone wishing to explore more of the village's World War Two heritage.

Map showing RNAS Eglinton, Derry, Co. Londonderry

RNAS Eglinton, Derry, Co. Londonderry

Airport Road, Derry, Co. Londonderry

RNAS Eglinton operated from 1943 after transfer to the Royal Navy from the Royal Air Force who established RAF Eglinton at the now City of Derry Airport.

Map showing St Canice’s Church of Ireland, Faughanvale, Co. Londonderry

St Canice’s Church of Ireland, Faughanvale, Co. Londonderry

Faughanvale, Eglinton, Derry, Co. Londonderry

St Canice's Church of Ireland, in the parish of Faughanvale stands in Eglinton village. In the 1940s, a bond was formed with the nearby military airfield.