Waterfoot, County Antrim

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Waterfoot
  • Irish: Gleann Airimh
  • Glenariff
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Waterfoot
Location within Northern Ireland
Population504 
Irish grid reference D240255
  Belfast 47 miles (76 km)
District
County
Country Northern Ireland
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Ballymena
Postcode district BT44
Dialling code 028
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Northern Ireland
Antrim
55°03′37″N6°03′40″W / 55.0604°N 6.0611°W / 55.0604; -6.0611 Coordinates: 55°03′37″N6°03′40″W / 55.0604°N 6.0611°W / 55.0604; -6.0611
Waterfoot in the late 19th century Waterfoot, Co. Antrim, late 19th century (6981346002).jpg
Waterfoot in the late 19th century

Waterfoot or Glenariff [1] (from Irish Gleann Airimh 'glen of arable land') [2] is a small coastal village in County Antrim, Northern Ireland. It is at the foot of Glenariff, one of the Glens of Antrim, within the historic barony of Glenarm Lower and the civil parishes of Ardclinis and Layd. The village is in the townland of Warren. [3] The 2001 Census recorded a population of 504 inhabitants.

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The village has a beach and is by Red Bay, named from the reddish sand that washes from the exposed sandstone on the cliffs down to the shore. Just outside Waterfoot on the coast road is the White Lady, a chalk figure carved by the sea washing against the cliffs. Each July Waterfoot hosts the annual Glens Of Antrim Féis.

The village appeared in the news in November 2010 when Peter Wilson, one of the "disappeared" of the Troubles was found buried on its beach on 2 November 2010. [4]

Places of interest

Demography

Waterfoot is classified as a small village or hamlet by the Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency, i.e. with a population between 500 and 1,000 inhabitants. On Census Day, 29 April 2001, 504 people were recorded as living in Waterfoot. [5] Of these:

In the 2011 census Waterfoot had a population of 520 people:

See also

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References

  1. Waterfoot or Glenariff. Place Names NI.
  2. Glenariff. Place Names NI.
  3. "Waterfoot". IreAtlas Townland Database. Retrieved 12 April 2015.
  4. "Body found in 'Disappeared' search for Peter Wilson". BBC News. 2 November 2010. Retrieved 6 November 2010.
  5. "Area Profile of Waterfoot - Based on 2001 Census". NINIS. 30 April 2007. Retrieved 1 August 2012.