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

Glenavy RC Church - - 758228.jpg
Glenavy Catholic church
Glenavy is located in Northern Ireland
Glenavy shown within Northern Ireland
Population 5,697 (2011)
Irish grid reference J154729
• Belfast 13 mi (21 km)
Country Northern Ireland
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town CRUMLIN
Postcode district BT29
Dialling code 028, +44 28
EU Parliament Northern Ireland
UK Parliament
NI Assembly
List of places
Northern Ireland
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[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]


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.


Glenavy railway station was opened on 13 November 1871,[3] 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 beauty salon, a Chinese take-away, a fish & chip shop, a pharmacy, Little Cricketts Nursery, and a local produce shop, Glenavy Plant Hire and Tyre Service, as well as a kitchen shop. There is also an Orange Hall, a Methodist church, a Church of Ireland chapel, a Roman Catholic church and a Parish hall.[citation needed]


  • 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 residents[edit]

See also[edit]


  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 2007-08-28. 

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