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This article refers to the village in Northern Ireland. For the town in New Zealand, see Glenavy, New Zealand

Irish: Lann Abhaigh
Glenavy RC Church - - 758228.jpg
Glenavy Catholic church
Glenavy is located in Northern Ireland
 Glenavy shown within Northern Ireland
Population 1,069 (2001)
Irish grid reference J154729
   – Belfast 13 mi (21 km)  
District Lisburn
County County Antrim
Country Northern Ireland
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town CRUMLIN
Postcode district BT29
Dialling code 028, +44 28
EU Parliament Northern Ireland
UK Parliament Lagan Valley
NI Assembly Lagan Valley
List of places
Northern Ireland

Coordinates: 54°35′31″N 6°12′50″W / 54.592°N 6.214°W / 54.592; -6.214

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 2001 Census it had a population of 1,069 people. In early documents it was known as Lenavy.[1]


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 railway station was opened on 13 November 1871,[2] but is no longer operational.


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-

Notable residents[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b Logainm - Glenavy entry
  2. ^ "Glenavy station". Railscot - Irish Railways. Retrieved 2007-08-28. 

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