- This article refers to the village in Northern Ireland. For the town in New Zealand, see Glenavy, New Zealand
|Irish: Lann Abhaigh|
Glenavy Catholic church
Glenavy shown within Northern Ireland
|Irish grid reference|
|– Belfast||13 mi (21 km)|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|Dialling code||028, +44 28|
|EU Parliament||Northern Ireland|
|UK Parliament||Lagan Valley|
|NI Assembly||Lagan Valley|
Glenavy (from Irish: Lann Abhaigh) 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 2001 Census it had a population of 1,069 people. In early documents it was known as Lenavy.
The population of Glenavy on Census day (29th April 2001) was 4305 people. Of these:
- 26.6% were aged under 16 years;
- 13.6% were aged 60 and over;
- the average age was 29.6 years (NI average age 35.8 years);
- 48.2% of the population were male and 51.8% were female;
- 54.9% were from a Catholic Community Background;
- 42.0% were from a 'Protestant and Other Christian (including Christian related)' Community Background;
- 7.2% were born outside Northern Ireland; and
- 0.4% were from an ethnic group other than white.
Glenavy has a petrol station, Ballymacrickett Primary School, a garden centre, a youth club, Lily Johnston's public house and restaurant, a hairdressers, a Chinese take-away, a pharmacy, Little Cricketts Nursery, and a local produce shop, as well as a kitchen shop There is also an Orange Hall, a Methodist Hall and a Church of Ireland hall.
- 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 hurling and camogie teams up to senior level-
- John Ballance, Premier of New Zealand in the late nineteenth century
- Samuel Hill, recipient of the Victoria Cross
- Ivor Jess, disability sports campaigner