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These councils were: Derry City Council, Limavady Borough Council, and Magherafelt District Council, most of Coleraine Borough Council, and part of Cookstown District Council.After a reduction in the number of councils in Northern Ireland in 2011, County Londonderry is divided into three cross-county councils: Causeway Coast and Glens, Derry and Strabane, and Mid-Ulster District.Since 1981, it has become one of four counties in Northern Ireland that has a Catholic majority (55.56% according to the 2001 Census At an early period, what became the county of Coleraine was inhabited by the O'Cahans, who were tributary to the O'Neills.Towards the close of the reign of Elizabeth I their territory was seized by England, with the purpose of checking the power of the O'Neills, and was made the county of Coleraine, named after the regional capital.This is the perfect opportunity to take a chance and meet someone special.
The county is home to a number of important buildings and landscapes, including the well-preserved 17th-century city walls of Derry; the National Trust–owned Plantation estate at Springhill; Mussenden Temple with its spectacular views of the Atlantic; the dikes, artificial coastlines and the noted bird sanctuaries on the eastern shore of Lough Foyle; and the visitor centre at Bellaghy Bawn, close to the childhood home of Nobel laureate Seamus Heaney.
In association football, the NIFL Premiership, which operates as the top division, has two teams in the county: Coleraine F.
The Tower Museum is a museum on local history in Derry, County Londonderry, Northern Ireland.
The museum is located in Union Hall Place, within a historic tower just inside the city walls, near the Guildhall.
It presents the history of Derry (The Story of Derry) and also has an exhibit on a local shipwreck from the Spanish Armada (An Armada Shipwreck – La Trinidad Valencera).