Ballenstedt

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

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

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

Ballinamore

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

Ballinasloe

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

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

Ballingarry

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

Ballinrobe

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

Balloch

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

Ballochmyle

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

Ballybay

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

Ballybunnion

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

Ballycastle

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

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

Ballyconnell

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

Ballygawley

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

Ballyhalbert

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

Ballyhooly

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

Ballyjamesduff

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

652.

Ballylongford

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

Ballymahon

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

Ballymena

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.