Glenavy District

Glenavy District is steeped in a wealth of history, stretching from the monastic round tower on Rams Island to the Lych-Gate of the 6th century.

A fascinating treasure trove of information can be found at and the history section of is also well worth a visit.

History of the River

Scattered among this treasure trove there are lots of interesting little snippets concerning the history of the river. One lovely source is the book Glenavy Past and Present. Visit this book and find out more about Glenconway Waterfall, the mills and bleach greens along the river banks.

The river and district are also depicted in poetry and song. More …

Ballyvollen Cottages

Of particular interest are the Ballyvollen Cottages, once situated on the river bank, then re-erected at the Ulster Folk and Transport Museum, Cultra.

Local Lore

Enjoy the reminiscences of some local enthusiasts …

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