Ballon is a village in Carlow, located on the N80 road around 18km from Carlow town and 9km from Tullow - both of which can be accessed by a bus that also travels to Dublin. The main attraction in Ballon is the 'Bull-Tree' on the corner of main street and Ballon Hill. The village also has two pubs, Joe Doyle's and Kavanagh's Lounge. There is also two takeaways, one a Chinese, and two service stations, one at either end of the village. Ballon also boasts a primary school, community hall, and credit union, as well as a GAA and soccer club. It is also well known for its success in the Tidy Towns event.