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Ballina, a port and market town in Cos. Mayo and Sligo, Ireland, 7 miles from the mouth of the river Moy, and 19 miles from Castlebar. The river divides the town in two parts, the larger of which is on the Mayo side, the opposite suburb being called Ardnaree. There is a good trade in corn and provisions, and the salmon fishing attracts many sportsmen. The French took the town in 1798 and held it till their defeat at Killala.