River Faughan facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsRiver Faughan
Cumber Bridge, Claudy
|Native name||An Fhochaine|
|Main source||Sawel Mountain, County Londonderry|
|River mouth||North Channel at Derry via Lough Foyle|
|Length||47.5 km (29.5 mi)|
|Basin size||295 km2 (114 sq mi)|
According to Lebor Gabála Érenn (11th century), Fochain was a daughter of Partholón, an ancient settler of Ireland. In the Táin Bó Cúailnge, Cúchulainn meets with Medb and Fergus mac Róich in Glenn Fochaine.
The River Faughan rises on Sawel Mountain, north of Park and flows northwestwards through Claudy, crossing the A6 west of Drumahoe. It flows northwards on the eastern edge of Derry city, being bridged by the A2 between Campsey and Strathfoyle. The Faughan enters Lough Foyle east of Coolkeeragh power station.
"The Faughan Side" is a traditional Irish song from the early 20th century, sung by Eddie Butcher.
The river gives its name to Faughan Valley Golf Club, near Eglinton.
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