a district in central Northern Ireland, in Co Antrim. Pop: 59 516 (2003 est). Area: 634 sq km (247 sq miles)

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Examples from the Web for ballymena

Historical Examples of ballymena

  • They walked to the foot of the "loanie" and then turned along the Ballymena road.

    Changing Winds

    St. John G. Ervine

  • My father was from Ballymena and my mother was from Cork, a solution which no chemistry could cure.

    St. Cuthbert's

    Robert E. Knowles

  • At Gracehill, near Ballymena, he will find the remains of a settlement.

  • The devil fly away with Ballymena, and the Macluskys along with it!

  • And at the railroad station in Ballymena he hazarded a look at Alan Donn.

    The Wind Bloweth

    Brian Oswald Donn-Byrne