Kilrea (Irish: Cill Ria meaning church on the hill) is a village in County Londonderry, Northern Ireland. Kilrea is a beautifully preserved example of a Plantation village, with long, straight roads from 'The Diamond' the location of the towns War Memorial. It was the headquarters of the Worshipful Company of Mercers and sits high up the Bann Valley to the south east of Garvagh and enjoys a vantage point above the river. A feature of Kilrea has been its 'Fairy Thorn' tree, outside First Kilrea Presbyterian Church in Church Street, the focal point of the pagan summer festival in the town. In the 2001 Census it had a population of 1,513 people.
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First Kilrea Boys' Brigade is part of the Coleraine and District Battalion of the Boys' Brigade. The object of the BB is the advancement of Christ's Kingdom among Boys and the promotion of habits of obedience, reverence, discipline and self respect and all that tends toward a true Christian manliness.
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Kilrea Pipe Band is a small pipe band, competing in grade 4B in the Royal Scottish Pipe Band Association. The band is always keen to welcome new members, either learners or experienced players, to its practices on either Monday or Wednesday evenings.
Kilrea GAC is a Gaelic Athletic Association club based in Kilrea, County Londonderry, Northern Ireland. The club is a member of the Derry GAA and currently cater for both Gaelic football and Camogie. The first Kilrea club was established in 1943.
Kilrea Primary School is a controlled primary school located in the village of Kilrea near Coleraine, County Londonderry, Northern Ireland. It is within the North Eastern Education and Library Board area. More informatin can be found on the Kilrea Primary School website, or Kilrea Primary Newsletter.