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Glenavy (from Irish: Lann Abhaigh[1]) is a village and civil parish in County Antrim, Northern Ireland, 17 kilometres north west of Lisburn on the banks of the Glenavy River. In the 2011 Census it had a population of 5,697 people. In early documents it was known as Lenavy.[1]

Glenavy
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Glenavy Catholic church
Glenavy is located in Northern Ireland
Glenavy
Glenavy
Location within Northern Ireland
Population5,697 (2011)
Irish grid referenceJ154729
• Belfast13 mi (21 km)
District
County
CountryNorthern Ireland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townCRUMLIN
Postcode districtBT29
Dialling code028, +44 28
EU ParliamentNorthern Ireland
UK Parliament
NI Assembly
List of places
UK
Northern Ireland
Antrim
54°35′31″N 6°12′50″W / 54.592°N 6.214°W / 54.592; -6.214Coordinates: 54°35′31″N 6°12′50″W / 54.592°N 6.214°W / 54.592; -6.214

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DemographyEdit

The population of Glenavy ward on census day (27 March 2011) was 5,697 people. Of these:[2]

  • 26.07% were aged under 16 years;
  • 10.39% were aged 65 and over;
  • the average age was 34 years;
  • 49.48% of the population were male and 50.52% were female;
  • 59.96% were from a Catholic "community background";
  • 35.39% were from a 'Protestant and Other Christian (including Christian related)' community background; and
  • 0.86% were from an ethnic group other than white.

TransportEdit

Glenavy railway station was opened on 13 November 1871,[3] but is no longer operational.

SportEdit

  • Glenavy is home to an intermediate-standard football team. Crewe United is a member of the Mid-Ulster Football League.
  • St Joseph's Gaelic Athletic Club provides Gaelic football teams at u8, u10, u12, u14, u16, u18, u21, reserve and senior level. The senior team currently plays in division 2 with the reserves playing in division 4 of the Antrim ACFL.The club also fields camogie teams.

In 2015 Glenavy senior football team won the Antrim Intermediate championship after beating Dunloy in the final.

Notable residentsEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Logainm - Glenavy entry
  2. ^ Census 2011 Population Statistics for Glenavy Ward, Northern Ireland Neighbourhood Information Service (NINIS)
  3. ^ "Glenavy station" (PDF). Railscot - Irish Railways. Retrieved 28 August 2007.

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