|Population||348 (2001 Census)|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|EU Parliament||Northern Ireland|
Ballykinlar or Ballykinler (from Irish Baile Coinnleora, meaning 'townland of the candelabrum') is a village and civil parish in County Down, Northern Ireland. It lies 12 kilometres south west of Downpatrick, in the parish of Tyrella and Dundrum. In the 2001 Census it had a population of 348 people. It is within the Newry, Mourne and Down area.
It is a linear settlement running parallel to the Irish Sea coast and bordered by a British Army camp to the west and south west. It is a residential village with a low level of community facilities and a good bus service.The village is within the Lecale Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The surrounding landscape consists of low drumlins and marshes.
Places of interest
Public houses in the area include the Minerstown Tavern (located 3 miles to the east along the coast) and The Four Roads Inn. Both provide minibus connections to the village.
A regular bus service runs between Downpatrick and Ballykinlar, via Clough.
Ballykinlar has three sports pitches, including two changing facilities. It also has several football teams including U13's, U15's, U17's and a second and first team.
Civil parish of Ballykinler
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