Glenavy

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Glenavy
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Glenavy
Location within Northern Ireland
Population5,697 (2011)
Irish grid reference J154729
  Belfast 13 mi (21 km)
District
County
Country Northern Ireland
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town CRUMLIN
Postcode district BT29
Dialling code 028, +44 28
UK Parliament
NI Assembly
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UK
Northern Ireland
Antrim
54°35′31″N6°12′50″W / 54.592°N 6.214°W / 54.592; -6.214 Coordinates: 54°35′31″N6°12′50″W / 54.592°N 6.214°W / 54.592; -6.214

Glenavy (from Irish : Lann Abhaigh, meaning 'Church of the dwarf' [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]

Contents

Demography

The population of Glenavy ward on census day (27 March 2011) was 5,697 people. Of these: [2]

Transport

Glenavy railway station was opened on 13 November 1871, [3] but is no longer operational.

Sport

Notable residents

See also

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References

  1. 1 2 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 28 August 2007.

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