Glenoe

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Glenoe or Gleno (from Irish: Gleann Ó)[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 Larne Borough Council area.

Places of interest

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 owners of the area. The Royal Black Preceptory is connected to this hall, Flowers of The Valley, RBP No 79.[clarification needed]

The original Mauds Ice Cream factory is in Gleno, near the waterfall. This was closed in 2002 when the company moved to Carrickfergus.

Notable people

References

  1. ^ Placenames Database of Ireland
  2. ^ Biography Roy Beggs Website

External links

  • NI Neighbourhood Information System
  • Main Street - Glenoe

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

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