Baile Uí Laigheanáin
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Ballylinan or Ballylynan (Irish: Baile Uí Laigheanáin) is a small village on the County Laois/County Kildare border in the Ireland. The name means "Lynan's town", though exactly who Lynan was is now forgotten.
Ballylinan is mainly a farmland area with no real industrialisation, although the building of many new housing developments has changed the area dramatically and increased its population. These developments, some still currently under construction, include "Rahin Wood", "The Village", "White Thorn Grove", "Cottage Gates", and "Gracefield Manor".
A 12 mile railway line linking Ballylinan to the nearby towns of Athy, County Kildare and Wolfhill, County Laois was opened in September 1918 by the British government during WW1 to aid the supply of coal. It was closed at the end of 1929 but the section connecting Ballylinan to Athy was retained for sugar beet traffic until 1963 when it was fully closed. Some of the trackbed still exists around the Athy area. 
- William Russell Grace (1832–1904), the first Roman Catholic mayor of New York and the founder of W. R. Grace and Company, was born in Ballylinan.
- "Ballylinan (Laois, Towns, Ireland) - Population, Map and Location by City Populations". Retrieved 15 August 2012.
- "Ballylinan, Co. Laois in 1967". Retrieved 15 August 2012.
- "metal-rules.com Zine - Day of Darkness - Pedigree Corner, Ballylinan, Co. Laois, Ireland". Retrieved 15 August 2012.
- "Railway Stations, Ballylinan". Retrieved 15 August 2012.
- "The Honourable William Russel Grace, Mayor of New York". Retrieved 15 August 2012.
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