BALLINA, a village

From A Topographical Dictionary of Ireland, 1837

BALLINA, a village, in the parish of TEMPLEICHALLY, barony of OWNEY and ARRA, county of TIPPERARY, and province of MUNSTER; containing 832 inhabitants. This place is situated on the road from Killaloe to Newport, and on the river Shannon, over which is a bridge of nineteen arches connecting it with the town of Killaloe, in the county of Clare. It contains about 110 houses, has a fair on the 24th of March (chiefly for pigs), and is a constabulary police station. One of the chapels belonging to the R. C. union or district of Templeichally and Kilmastulla, otherwise called the union of Ballina and Boher, is situated in the village, Near the bridge are some remains of an ancient castle, probably erected to defend the passage of the river.—See TEMPLEICHALLY.

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