Ballybeen, Dundonald :: Shared Description

Ballybeen is a townland located east of Dundonald village, with its name deriving from the Irish "Baile Bín" (Town of the peak).

It was a rural area on the main road from Belfast to Newtownards, dominated by Ballybeen House - which belonged to the Robb family. The house and surrounding farmland were cleared for the construction of the Ballybeen housing estate in the 1960s.

As was the case in many new estates at the time, there was a mixture of Protestant and Roman Catholic families - however as The Troubles progressed through the '70s, the estate became almost exclusively Protestant with some loyalist elements within it.
by Dean Molyneaux
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4 images use this description:

J4273 : Loyalist mural, Morven Park, Ballybeen by Dean Molyneaux
J4273 : "Welcome to Loyalist Ballybeen" by Dean Molyneaux
J4273 : Drumadoon Drive, Ballybeen by Dean Molyneaux
J4273 : Sign, Drumadoon Drive, Ballybeen by Dean Molyneaux


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Created: Sat, 13 Feb 2010, Updated: Sat, 13 Feb 2010

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