Causeway, County Kerry
Causeway is approximately 16 miles (26 km) from Tralee on the R551 regional road. Causeway Parish is bordered to the south by Ardfert/Kilmoyley, to the west by Ballyheigue and to the northeast Ballyduff. To the north is the Shannon Estuary and the pier of Meenogahane.
"An Tóchar" is Old Irish for "the road". An old causeway in the area provides the English name. The village was founded by a group of settled travellers on an ancient Celtic roadway which originated in the neighbouring parish of Ballyheigue and was reputed to have ended in Tara, seat of the High-Kings of Ireland.
Causeway village is the home of Causeway Comprehensive School which is renowned for its agricultural success. Shannonside Local Radio operated from Causeway in 1987.
According to the 2006 Census figures, the population of Causeway Parish was 568, a decrease of 44 since 2002.
The 2010 Kerry Fleadh Cheoil took place in Causeway from June 23rd to June 27th.
- Placenames Database of Ireland (see archival records)
- AC Athletic Soccer club from Causeway who play in the Kerry District League.
- Causeway GAA
- Caroline Leahy Design & Image
- Photos of Causeway
- Causeway Iron Craft
- 2010 Kerry Fleadh Cheoil The Kerry Fleadh Cheoil took place in Causeway in 2010 and again in 2011.
- Dairymaster.com - Dairymaster is the major employer in the area - making and exporting milking machines
- Philip O'Dwyer Agricultural Consultants
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