Ballenstedt, a town of Anhalt, in the Harz Mountains, 7 miles SE. of Quedlinburg by rail. Its castle was a monastery 940-1525, and from 1765 till 1863 the residence of the dukes of Anhalt-Bernburg. Pop. 5852.

Balleny Islands

Bal'leny Islands, five small volcanic islands discovered in the Antarctic Ocean, 1839, nearly on the Antarctic circle, and in long. 164° E.


Ballina', a seaport on the confines of counties Mayo and Sligo, on the tidal Moy, 7 miles S. of its entrance into Killala Bay, and 168 miles NW. of Dublin by rail. It has a R. C. cathedral (that of the Bishop of Killala). In 1798 the French landed and took Ballina, but were three weeks afterwards defeated at Killala. Pop. 4505.


Ballinakill, a town of Queen's county, 63 miles SW. of Dublin. Pop. 464.


Ballinamore, a town of County Leitrim, 15 miles NE. of Carrick-on-Shannon. Pop. 654.


Ballinasloe', a town in Connaught on the borders of counties Galway and Roscommon, on the river Suck, 94 miles W. of Dublin. At the great annual fair for five days in October, as many as 60,000 sheep and 6000 horned cattle, besides horses, have been sold. Pop. 4904.


Ballincollig, a town of County Cork, on the Bride, 7 miles W. of Cork. Pop. 740.


Ballingarry, a town in the county, and 16 miles SW. of the town of Limerick. Pop. 540.


Ballinrobe', a town of County Mayo, on the Robe, 17 miles SSE. of Castlebar. Pop. 1552.


Balloch, a village at the foot of Loch Lomond, 20 1/2 miles NW. of Glasgow.


Ballochmyle, an Ayrshire estate, near Mauch-line, rendered famous by Burns.


Ballybay, a town of Monaghan, 79 miles NNW. of Dublin. Pop. 1208.


Ballybunnion, a watering-place of Kerry, 9 miles NW. of Listowel.


Ballycas'tle, a seaport of County Antrim, on an open bay opposite Rathlin Isle, 68 miles N. of Belfast by rail. Its harbour and pier cost 150,000, but the former is silted up, and the sea has destroyed the latter. Pop. 1471.


Ballyclare, a town of Antrim, 10 1/2 miles SW. of Larne. Pop. 2066.


Ballyconnell, a village in the county, and 14 miles NNW. of the town of Cavan.


Ballygawley, a Tyrone village, 11 miles WSW. of Dungannon.


Ballyhalbert, a fishing-village of County Down, 13 miles SE. of Newtonards.


Ballyhooly, a village in the county, and 18 miles N. by E. of the city of Cork.


Ballyjamesduff, a market-town in the county, and 11 miles SE. of the town of Cavan. Pop.



Ballylongford, a Kerry village, 8 miles N. of Listowel. Pop. 545.


Ballymahon, a market-town in the county, and 12 miles S. of the town of Longford. Pop. 713.


Ballyme'na, a town of County Antrim, on the Braid, 33 miles NNW. of Belfast by rail. It is one of the greatest linen and flax markets in Ireland, and its vicinity is covered with extensive bleach-fields. Pop. (1901) 10,886.