Ballynoe, County Down

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Ballynoe, County Down
settlement and townland
Ballynoe, County Down is located in the United Kingdom
Ballynoe, County Down
Coordinates: 54°17′N 5°43′W / 54.283°N 5.717°W / 54.283; -5.717Coordinates: 54°17′N 5°43′W / 54.283°N 5.717°W / 54.283; -5.717
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 (of 205 acres) south of Downpatrick in County Down, Northern Ireland. It is situated in the civil parish of Bright and historic barony of Lecale Upper.[1]

Archaeology[edit]

The main feature in the hamlet is Ballynoe Stone Circle, a late Neolithic to early Bronze age 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.[2]

Transport[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ballynoe". IreAtlas Townlands Database. Retrieved 20 May 2015.
  2. ^ Department of the Environment for Northern Ireland (1983). Historic Monuments of Northern Ireland. Belfast: HMSO. p. 88.
  3. ^ "Ballynoe station" (PDF). Railscot - Irish Railways. Retrieved 2007-09-11.