Balla, Co.Mayo, was an important block post between Claremorris and Castlebar on the Midland Great Western Railway's line to Westport. Although the station had closed to passengers in 1963, it controlled the junction at Manulla for the Ballina branch which was a few miles to the west. The Balla signal cabin worked the points at the junction, as well as the loop and sidings at Balla Station itself. Around 1988/89, Manulla Junction station was reopened and once again passengers transferred to the branch there, rather than at Claremorris when Balla was in use. Balla became redundant and its loop and sidings were removed. Today, Balla is derelict, but the station building and cabin survive intact. The goods shed however was demolished.