• Irish: Gleann Airimh
  • Glenariff
White Arch with Glenariff in the background
Waterfoot is located in Northern Ireland
Location within Northern Ireland
Population520 (2011 Census)[1]
Irish grid referenceD240255
• Belfast47 miles (76 km)
CountryNorthern Ireland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townBallymena
Postcode districtBT44
Dialling code028
UK Parliament
NI Assembly
List of places
Northern Ireland
55°03′37″N 6°03′40″W / 55.0604°N 6.0611°W / 55.0604; -6.0611
Waterfoot in the late 19th century

Waterfoot or Glenariff[2] (from Irish Gleann Airimh 'glen of arable land')[3] is a small coastal village in County Antrim, Northern Ireland. It is at the foot of Glenariff, one of the Glens of Antrim, within the historic barony of Glenarm Lower and the civil parishes of Ardclinis and Layd. The village is in the townland of Warren,[4] 16 miles (26 km) north-east of Ballymena. The 2001 Census recorded a population of 504 inhabitants.

The village appeared in the news in November 2010 when Peter Wilson, one of the "disappeared" of the Troubles, was found buried on its beach on 2 November 2010.[5]


On Census Day 27th March 2011, in Waterfoot Settlement, considering the resident population:[1]

See also


  1. ^ a b "Census 2011 Population Statistics for Waterfoot Settlement". NISRA. Retrieved 29 September 2022.
  2. ^ Waterfoot or Glenariff. Place Names NI.
  3. ^ Glenariff. Place Names NI.
  4. ^ "Waterfoot". IreAtlas Townland Database. Retrieved 12 April 2015.
  5. ^ "Body found in 'Disappeared' search for Peter Wilson". BBC News. 2 November 2010. Retrieved 6 November 2010.