^O'Kelly, Emer. "Friel's deep furrow cuts to our heart". Sunday Independent. 6 September 2009. "Ireland possesses the universal voice as far as Friel is concerned. He does not look beyond, and forges the steel of human experience in a place called Ballybeg."
^McElroy, Steven. "The Week Ahead: Jan. 21 - 27". The New York Times. 21 January 2007. "In the fictional town of Ballybeg in 1833, the British are remapping and renaming every hill and dale with English words, thus declaring ownership of the land while simultaneously treading on national pride."
^Rich Past of Serbia's Southern Gateway, article in Belgrade Insight, (newspaper), 23 October 2015 with a photograph captioned "Ballybeg Mosque in Niš"