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 south of Downpatrick in County Down, Northern Ireland. The main feature of note is Ballynoe Stone Circle, a 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.[1]



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

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