Balloo, County Down

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Balloo (from Irish: Baile Aodha, meaning "Hugh's townland"[1]) is a small village and townland near Killinchy in County Down, Northern Ireland. It is 5 miles south of Comber on the A22 road to Downpatrick. It is situated in the townland of the same name, the civil parish of Killinchy and the historic barony of Dufferin.[1] In the 2001 Census it had a population of 159 people. It lies within the Borough of Ards.

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Originally a coaching house dating back to the late 17th century, Balloo House is a pub/restaurant, with stone floors and working Aga dominating the historic kitchen bar. It was once a large farmhouse, bought by the McConnell family in 1893, and has been a licensed premises ever since.[2] In January 2008, Balloo House was announced as one of the Bridgestone Guide’s top 100 restaurants in Ireland.[3]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Balloo". Place Names NI. Retrieved 21 February 2013. 
  2. ^ "Balloo House". Balloo House website. Archived from the original on 12 February 2009. Retrieved 24 February 2009. 
  3. ^ "Balloo House". Discover Northern Ireland. Archived from the original on 8 April 2009. Retrieved 24 February 2009. 

Coordinates: 54°28′24″N 5°41′28″W / 54.47333°N 5.69111°W / 54.47333; -5.69111