Ballyalton

Ballyalton is a townland in County Down, close to Newtownards and Comber.   It includes the Ballyalton Road, but these shots were taken on the Ballyrainey Road.

TD BallyaltonAccording to my usual source of PLACENAMESNI, the name Ballyalton derives from the Irish “Baile Alltáin“, and alltán can mean one of three things: a streamlet; a little glen, and a hillock. I’m happy to believe that all three can be found in Ballyalton.

Ballyalton drumlinThat’s Killynether Wood in the background.

Ballyalton sheep


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