Glenavy

Glenavy Catholic church
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
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

Glenavy (from Irish: Lann Abhaigh, meaning 'Church of the dwarf'[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]

Demography

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

Transport

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

Sport

Notable residents

See also

References

  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.

54°35′N 06°13′W / 54.583°N 6.217°W / 54.583; -6.217