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Balloo
Population 189 (2011 Census)
• Belfast 13 miles
• Dublin 81 miles
District
  • Ards and North Down
County
Country Northern Ireland
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town NEWTOWNARDS
Postcode district BT23
Dialling code 028
Police Northern Ireland
Fire Northern Ireland
Ambulance Northern Ireland
EU Parliament Northern Ireland
UK Parliament
  • Strangford
NI Assembly
  • Strangford
List of places
UK
Northern Ireland
Down
54°28′20″N 5°41′27″W / 54.47222°N 5.69083°W / 54.47222; -5.69083

Balloo (from Irish: Baile Aodha, meaning "Hugh's townland") is a small village and townland near Killinchy in County Down, Northern Ireland. It is 5 miles south of Comber on the A22 road between Belfast and Downpatrick. It is situated in the townland of the same name, the civil parish of Killinchy and the historic barony of Dufferin. It lies within the Ards and North Down Borough. It had a population of 189 people (83 households) in the 2011 Census. (2001 Census: 159 people)

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Originally a coaching house dating back to the late 17th century, Balloo House is a pub/restaurant, with stone floors and working Aga dominating the historic kitchen bar. It was once a large farmhouse, bought by the McConnell family in 1893, and has been a licensed premises ever since.

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