) is a village
in County Londonderry
, Northern Ireland
, 8 kilometres (5 miles) south-east of Limavady
and 10 kilometres (6.2 miles) north-east of Dungiven
. It is in the Roe Valley, at the foot of Donald's Hill
at the edge of the Sperrin Mountains
. It is designated as a Small Village and had a population of 357 people in the 2001 Census
. It lies within the Limavady Borough Council
Drumsurn is mainly residential with educational, social, and recreational facilities. These include the high quality recreation grounds and community centre at St. Matthew’s GAC to the south of the village. There is a limited range of commercial services. The village of Drumsurn currently has a Roman Catholic
population of greater than 95%. The Drumsurn Road is split between a mainly Protestant
northern section up to Balteagh Presbyterian Church
and a mainly Roman Catholic southern section thereafter. Relations between the two religious communities are extremely good, with both communities sending their children to Limavady Grammar School
. The Drumsurn Road is the longest road in Limavady Borough Council area.
- There was a bombing of a bar in Drumsurn by loyalist paramilitaries and also a threatened bombing of bus full of children going to a Gaelic Athletic Association match in 2001.
Places of interest
- Legavannon and Legananam Pot, unusual landscape features formed by glaciers, are located close to the village.
- Kings Fort, one of the best preserved raths in Northern Ireland, is nearby, but on private land.