Dungiven (meaning Given’s Fort) lies on the main A6 Belfast to Derry/Glenshane road. With a population of just over 2000 people, Dungiven is a small market town, nine miles south of Limavady,  near the foot of Benbradagh Mountain.

The town developed around the site of Dungiven Priory, founded by the O’Cahan Clan as an Augustinian Priory in 1100 AD. Between the 12th and 17th centuries the area was ruled by the clan, one of the most influential clans in Ulster and respected throughout Ireland. In the early 17th century they built Dungiven Castle, which was substantially rebuilt in the 19th century.

Dungiven forms part of the North Sperrins Way walking route that extends over Benbradagh Mountain and beyond, ending in Castlerock and the Binevenagh Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.