Causeway, County Kerry

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Causeway
An Tóchar
Village
Causeway is located in Ireland
Causeway
Causeway
Location in Ireland
Coordinates: 52°24′52″N 09°43′59″W / 52.41444°N 9.73306°W / 52.41444; -9.73306Coordinates: 52°24′52″N 09°43′59″W / 52.41444°N 9.73306°W / 52.41444; -9.73306
Country  Ireland
Province Munster
County County Kerry
Elevation 22.000 m (72.178 ft)

Causeway (Irish: an Tóchar / Ceann an Tóchar, historically anglicised as Kantogher)[1] is a village in County Kerry in Ireland. The village provides a range of services for the area, including two shops, a shop/post office, a service station, two hairdressers, a fast food outlet, a funeral home, a butcher, four public houses, a community centre, a GAA pitch, a health centre, a church, a primary school, and a secondary school.[2]

Education[edit]

Causeway Comprehensive School is a co-educational school offering a complete second level education to pupils from Kerryhead to Lisselton and from Ardfert to Dromclough.[3]

Geography[edit]

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 cliffs of Meenogahane.

History[edit]

"An Tóchar" is Old Irish for "the road". An old causeway in the area provides the English name. The village was founded by 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.

Shannonside Local Radio operated from Causeway in 1987.

According to 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 23 to 27 June.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Placenames Database of Ireland (see archival records)
  2. ^ "County Kerry Wastewater and Sludge Strategy". Environmental Protection Agency, Ireland. Retrieved 28 October 2014. 
  3. ^ "About Our School". Causeway Comprehensive School. Retrieved 28 October 2014. 

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