Glenoe

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Glenoe or Gleno (from Irish: Gleann Ó, meaning "Glen of the mass or lump")[1] is a hamlet in County Antrim, Northern Ireland. It is halfway between Larne and Carrickfergus. In the 2001 Census, it had a population of 87 people. Glenoe is in the Mid and East Antrim Borough Council area.

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Glenoe Village. County Antrim, Ireland, ca.1895

Gleno waterfall, is now owned by the National Trust. The waterfall is in a deep gorge. At the top of the steep brae is St. Columbas Church of Ireland church, with views of the valley from its grave yard as it follows the hillside. Also nearby is the Orange Hall, built in 1937 and home to a long established Orange Lodge, LOL No. 517 named after a former local Land owner of the area. A beautifully named Royal Black Preceptory is connected to this hall, Flowers of The Valley, RBP No 79, and has existed since early 1893/4. Gleno once had a traditional flute band named "Ivyvale". Sadly, this became no more in the late 1960s.

The original Mauds Ice Cream factory is in Gleno, near the waterfall. This was closed in 2002 when the company moved to Carrickfergus. The village has expanded in recent years. A new cafe and farm shop has opened at the bottom of the village, just beside the long established McDowells Agricultural Merchants.

Gleno waterfall is a local attraction

Glenoe, or Gleno, means the Glen of the Yew trees. One still stands at the Church of Ireland. Two American presidents are associated with the village, Andrew Jackson, being one of them.

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Coordinates: 54°48′N 5°50′W / 54.800°N 5.833°W / 54.800; -5.833