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Ravernet (from Irish: Ráth Bhearnait, meaning "ringfort of the gap")[1] is a village and townland in County Down, Northern Ireland. It is on the Ravernet River, about 3km south of Lisburn and about 3km northeast of Hillsborough. Nearby is Sprucefield and the M1 motorway. In the 2001 Census it had a population of 559.

2001 Census[edit]

Ravernet is classified as a small village or hamlet by the Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency (NISRA) (i.e. with population between 500 and 1,000 people). On Census day (29 April 2001) there were 559 people living in Ravernet. Of these:

  • 28.6% were aged under 16 years and 8.2% were aged 60 and over
  • 50.8% of the population were male and 49.2% were female
  • 4.7% were from a Catholic background and 90.1% were from a Protestant background
  • 2.6% of people aged 16-74 were unemployed


Coordinates: 54°28′N 6°03′W / 54.467°N 6.050°W / 54.467; -6.050