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Limavady (Leim an Mhadaidh meaning 'Leap of the Dog') is the largest town in Limavady Borough, ...
Limavady (Leim an Mhadaidh meaning 'Leap of the Dog') is the largest town in Limavady Borough, with a population of 13,000. A shopping town, developing in retail outlets every day, Limavady boasts a collection of unusual and independent shops, many still owned by local families, and hosting a great sense of pride in the town. Visitors have a wide range of eateries to choose from and can explore the wide range of crafts and gifts stocked in the local shops.
The town also has a large recreation centre, which consists of 25m swimming pool, children's splash pool, hi-tech gym, competition squash courts and luxurious health suite. Significant landmarks in the town include the Alexander Memorial Town Hall, the site where Jane Ross noted down the tune of Danny Boy and statue of William Massey, previous prime-minister of New Zealand. A sculpture commemorating Jane Ross has been installed on Catherine Street.
Forging European links through twinning, Limavady has stretched the hand of friendship to Vigneux, a suburb of Paris and Westport in County Mayo and enjoys regular visitors from each. Boasting a number of international events such as the Danny Boy Festival, Limavady Guinness Jazz and Blues Festival and Roe Valley Folk Festival, these and any other visitor to Limavady will experience a warm welcome and a friendly atmosphere during their stay.