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.
RNAS Eglinton, 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.
St Canice’s Church of Ireland, Faughanvale, 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.