Ballymacelligott

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Ballymacelligott
Baile Mhic Eilegóid
Parish
Ballymacelligott is located in Ireland
Ballymacelligott
Ballymacelligott
Location in Ireland
Coordinates: 52°15′12″N 9°36′39″W / 52.2532°N 9.6108°W / 52.2532; -9.6108Coordinates: 52°15′12″N 9°36′39″W / 52.2532°N 9.6108°W / 52.2532; -9.6108
Country Ireland
Province Munster
County County Kerry
Area
 • Total 56 km2 (22 sq mi)
Time zone WET (UTC+0)
 • Summer (DST) IST (WEST) (UTC-1)
Irish Grid Reference Q905125

Ballymacelligott (Irish: Baile Mhic Eilegóid) is a parish in the north of County Kerry in Ireland. It is situated 7 kilometres (4.3 mi) east of Tralee.

History[edit]

A quarry was first built in Ballymacelligott in 1811 as a source for building materials for construction of a barracks in Tralee.[1] The present day Ballymacelligott Church was built in 1824. It was in the barony of Trughanacmy.

Demographics[edit]

  • In 1831, the population was 3,535.
  • In 1841, the population was 4,058.[2]

Sports[edit]

The Ballymacelligott handball club was founded in 1950.[3] Ballymacelligott is known nationwide for its handballing talents,[citation needed] many All-Ireland champions and World champions have come from Ballymacelligott.[citation needed]

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