Balloo, County Down

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Population189 (2011 Census)
CountryNorthern Ireland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
EU ParliamentNorthern Ireland
List of places
Northern Ireland

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] It lies within the Ards and North Down Borough. It had a population of 189 people (83 households) in the 2011 Census.[2] (2001 Census: 159 people)

Places of interest[edit]

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.[3] In January 2008, Balloo House was announced as one of the Bridgestone Guide’s top 100 restaurants in Ireland.[4]


See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Balloo". Place Names NI. Retrieved 21 February 2013.
  2. ^ "Balloo". Census 2011 Results. NI Statistics and Research Agency. Retrieved 22 April 2015.
  3. ^ "Balloo House". Balloo House website. Archived from the original on 12 February 2009. Retrieved 24 February 2009.
  4. ^ "Balloo House". Discover Northern Ireland. Archived from the original on 8 April 2009. Retrieved 24 February 2009.