Glenavy has had a long history and until the 17th century was called 'Lanaway' - meaning Church of the Dwarf - with the dwarf in question being a priest who was installed by St Patrick to look after the parish. Also of historic note is the Crewe Hill where the ancient Kings of Ulidia (Eastern Ulster) were crowned. Close by the village is The Ballance House, birthplace of John Bllance who became Prime Minister of New Zealand in 1891- it is open from April to September and has exhibitions marking the links between Ulster and New Zealand.

 Activities in Glenavy

Bird Watching
Portmore Lough


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