Swatragh (from Irish: an Suaitreach, meaning "billeted soldier")[1][2][3] is a small village and townland in County Londonderry, Northern Ireland. Swatragh is on the main A29 road north of Maghera, and is situated within Mid-Ulster District. The population was 435 in the 2001 Census.

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Swatragh Church of Ireland
Swatragh is located in Northern Ireland
Location within Northern Ireland
Population535 (2001 Census)
• Belfast43 mi (69 km)
CountryNorthern Ireland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townMAGHERA
Postcode districtBT46
Dialling code028
EU ParliamentNorthern Ireland
UK Parliament
NI Assembly
List of places
Northern Ireland
County Londonderry
54°54′27″N 6°40′02″W / 54.9075°N 06.66722°W / 54.9075; -06.66722Coordinates: 54°54′27″N 6°40′02″W / 54.9075°N 06.66722°W / 54.9075; -06.66722

The village has three churches: one Roman Catholic, one Church of Ireland, and one Presbyterian. The Catholic and Church of Ireland churches are listed buildings. St John's is the local primary school.

Swatragh's name in Irish, an Suaitreach, is derived from a shortened form of Baile an tSuaitrigh meaning "townland of the billeted soldier".


Swatragh is home to Michael Davitt Gaelic Athletic Club. Several of the club's Gaelic football players have represented Derry GAA.