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

Several were convinced of sin, and the work of the Spirit of God went forward in ballymena.
The Life of Trust: Being a Narrative of the Lord’s Dealings With George Mller George Mller

And at the railroad station in ballymena he hazarded a look at Alan Donn.
The Wind Bloweth Brian Oswald Donn-Byrne

The devil fly away with ballymena, and the Macluskys along with it!
Real Life In London, Volumes I. and II. Pierce Egan

They walked to the foot of the “loanie” and then turned along the ballymena road.
Changing Winds St. John G. Ervine

ballymena and County Wicklow are said to have been the chief birth-places of these Terriers.
Sporting Dogs Frank Townend Barton

My father was from ballymena and my mother was from Cork, a solution which no chemistry could cure.
St. Cuthbert’s Robert E. Knowles

ballymena is a smart looking place, trig and trim, thriving and well-liking, a place to look upon and live.
Ireland as It Is Robert John Buckley (AKA R.J.B.)

At Gracehill, near ballymena, he will find the remains of a settlement.
History of the Moravian Church J. E. Hutton

Then there is the brisk trade in such towns as Newtownards, Lisburn, ballymena, &c.
The Land-War In Ireland (1870) James Godkin

We are told that this occurred in the mountain of Llemish near ballymena.
Wanderings in Ireland Michael Myers Shoemaker


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