Ballynoe, County Down

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Ballynoe railway station (disused) and remains of platform, September 2009

Ballynoe (from Irish an Baile Núa, meaning 'the new settlement') is a small settlement and townland (of 205 acres) south of Downpatrick in County Down, Northern Ireland. It is situated in the civil parish of Bright and historic barony of Lecale Upper.[1]


The main feature in the hamlet is Ballynoe Stone Circle, a late Neolithic to early Bronze age large circle of over 50 closely spaced upright stones, surrounding a mound which, when excavated, was found to contain two cists in which cremated bones were found. The site is near the disused railway station, reached by a long footpath off the main road, at grid ref: J481404.[2]


See also


  1. ^ "Ballynoe". IreAtlas Townlands Database. Retrieved 20 May 2015.
  2. ^ Department of the Environment for Northern Ireland (1983). Historic Monuments of Northern Ireland. Belfast: HMSO. p. 88.
  3. ^ "Ballynoe station" (PDF). Railscot - Irish Railways. Retrieved 2007-09-11.

Coordinates: 54°17′N 5°43′W / 54.283°N 5.717°W / 54.283; -5.717

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