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Balnamore (from Irish: Baile an Átha Mhóir, meaning "homestead of the big ford")[1] is a small village in County Antrim, Northern Ireland. It is within the townland of Ballynacree-Skein[2] and lies 3 km west of Ballymoney. It is part Causeway Coast and Glens District Council. Historically it was known as Balinamore.[1]


The village has good road links to Ballymoney and Coleraine and adequate public transport connections by bus to these two towns.[3]


  • Balnamore Primary School


Balnamore had a population of 900 people (342 households) in the 2011 Census.[4]

2001 Census[edit]

Balnamore is classified as a Small Village by the NI Statistics and Research Agency (NISRA) (i.e. with population between 500 and 1,000 people). On Census day (29 April 2001) there were 661 people living in Balnamore. Of these:[5]

  • 22.4% were aged under 16 years and 16.5% were aged 60 and over
  • 51.9% of the population were male and 48.1% were female
  • 5.6% were from a Catholic background and 90.9% were from a Protestant background
  • 3.3% of people aged 16–74 were unemployed

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b Placenames Database of Ireland
  2. ^ Placenames NI Archived 2012-03-17 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ "Balnamore Settlement Designation". Planning Service - Draft Northern Area Plan 2016. Retrieved 2008-07-15.
  4. ^ "Balnamore". Census 2011 Results. NI Statistics and Research Agency. Retrieved 30 April 2015.
  5. ^ "Area Profile of Balnamore - Based on 2001 Census". NI Neighbourhood Information Service. Retrieved 2008-07-15.

Coordinates: 55°04′N 6°33′W / 55.067°N 6.550°W / 55.067; -6.550