go to content go to search box go to global site navigation

Introducing Coleraine

Coleraine (Cúil Raithin), on the banks of the River Bann, is an important transport hub and shopping centre. It was one of the original Plantation towns of County Londonderry, founded in 1613. The University of Ulster was established here in 1968, much to the chagrin of Derry, which had lobbied hard to win it.