Ballon, County Carlow

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Ballon
Ballán
Town
Ballon is located in Ireland
Ballon
Ballon
Location in Ireland
Coordinates: 52°44′26″N 6°46′04″W / 52.7406°N 6.7678°W / 52.7406; -6.7678Coordinates: 52°44′26″N 6°46′04″W / 52.7406°N 6.7678°W / 52.7406; -6.7678
Country Ireland
Province Leinster
County County Carlow
Elevation 103 m (338 ft)
Population (2006)
 • Urban 596
 • Rural 646
Time zone WET (UTC+0)
 • Summer (DST) IST (WEST) (UTC-1)
Irish Grid Reference S832661
Website www.ballonvillage.com

Ballon (Irish: Ballán) is a village in County Carlow, Ireland. It is located on the N80 road near Carlow.

The main attraction and meeting point is the 'Bull-Tree' on the corner of main street and Ballon Hill. Also on this corner is McAssey's Butcher's and store.

The village has two pubs, Joe Doyle's and Kavanagh's Lounge, both on the Main Street in the centre of the village. Nolan's stonecutter and monumental works are also situated on the main street.

There is a primary school and community hall on the main street, as well as Ballon National School. Beside the community hall, there is a Credit Union. A playschool/kindergarten/creche is also situated near there.

As of October 2013 the community hall is undegoing a major renovation. This is due for completion in early December 2013 at a cost of €656,000.

Local A Championship side FC Carlow are based in Ballon.

Sports[edit]

Gaelic Sports[edit]

Ballon is home to Ballon GAA club who, compete in the Carlow Intermediate Football Championship.

Soccer[edit]

Ballon is home to Burrin Celtic who play in the Carlow & district football League.

Ballon Hill[edit]

Although only some 450 feet (137 m) above sea level, Ballon Hill provides extensive views of the extensive lowlands of the region.

Geologically the hill is of granite covered by limestone.

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