Ballynoe, County Down
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.
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.
- Ballynoe railway station (County Down), on the Belfast and County Down Railway, opened on 8 July 1892, but finally closed on 16 January 1950.
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