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Baile hÉil
Ballyhale is located in Ireland
Location in Ireland
Coordinates: 52°27′59″N 7°12′08″W / 52.466286°N 7.202225°W / 52.466286; -7.202225Coordinates: 52°27′59″N 7°12′08″W / 52.466286°N 7.202225°W / 52.466286; -7.202225
Country Ireland
Province Leinster
County County Kilkenny
Time zone WET (UTC+0)
 • Summer (DST) IST (WEST) (UTC-1)

Ballyhale (Irish: Baile hÉil) is a village in County Kilkenny in Ireland. It is south of the city of Kilkenny, roughly half way between Kilkenny and Waterford. The Parish of Ballyhale is made up of three areas; Knockmoylan and the villages of Ballyhale and Knocktopher.

Ballyhale Village


Rail transport[edit]

Ballyhale railway station opened on 20 May 1853, but finally closed on 1 January 1963.[1]

Bus transport[edit]

Ballyhale is a stop on the Tramore - Waterford - Carlow - Dublin - Dublin Airport JJ Kavanagh and Sons route and on the Bus Éireann Waterford - Carlow - Dublin - Dublin Airport route 4. There are several daily services on each route. Ballyhale is also served daily by the Bus Éireann Waterford - Athlone route 73 and on Thursday by the Waterford - Knocktopher - Thomastown local route, 365. ,[2][3]


Ballyhale Shamrocks GAA are the local Gaelic Athletic Association club. Kilkenny, an eventing horse ridden by James C. Wofford in the 1968 and 1972 Olympic Games, was bred by William Dempsey of Ballyhale.


Scoil Phádraig is a mixed primary school located in the southern part of Ballyhale on the R448 road towards Waterford. The old school building was built in 1948 and a new school building was added to this in 1993, with six classrooms. In 2006 the school won a Green Flag for recycling and environmental awareness.[4]

Scoil Aireagail, a mixed secondary school, is also located in the parish.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Ballyhale station" (PDF). Railscot - Irish Railways. Archived (PDF) from the original on 26 September 2007. Retrieved 2007-09-11. 
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  4. ^ Scoil Phádraig' The school website address is'