|Irish: Baile Uí Shírín / Baile Iarainn|
Ballerin Catholic church
Ballerin shown within Northern Ireland
|– Belfast||54 mi (87 km)|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|Dialling code||028, +44 28|
|EU Parliament||Northern Ireland|
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Ballerin is a small village between Garvagh and Ringsend in County Londonderry, Northern Ireland. It is located within Coleraine Borough Council. It includes Saint Columba's Catholic primary school and Saint Mary's Catholic church.
The village lies within a townland that has a similar name. The village's name is usually spelt Ballerin, while the townland's name is usually spelt Boleran. Earlier spellings of these names include Ballyerin (1654) and Ballyirin (1613). All are believed to come from Irish Baile Uí Shírín, meaning "Ó Shírín's townland/settlement". However, the local Gaelic Athletic Association club uses the Irish name Baile Iarainn, meaning "townland/settlement of iron".
- Brendan Mullan, professional association footballer and gaelic football player. Played for Fulham and Millwall in the late 1960s.
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