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Baile Uí Thaidhg
Ballyheigue Village
Ballyheigue Village
Ballyheigue is located in Ireland
Location in Ireland
Coordinates: 52°21′00″N 9°41′00″W / 52.35°N 9.6833°W / 52.35; -9.6833Coordinates: 52°21′00″N 9°41′00″W / 52.35°N 9.6833°W / 52.35; -9.6833
CountyCounty Kerry
 • Total45 km2 (17 sq mi)
 • Total724
 • Density16/km2 (42/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+0 (WET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-1 (IST (WEST))
Irish Grid ReferenceQ782211

Ballyheigue (/ˌbæliˈhɡ/ BAL-ee-HYEG), officially Ballyheige (Irish: Baile Uí Thaidhg - meaning Settlement of Tadhg)[1] is a coastal village in County Kerry, Ireland. It is approximately 18 km (11 mi) north of Tralee on the R551. It is a scenic locale which forms part of the Wild Atlantic Way and has many miles of beaches that connect to Banna Strand to the south, and Kerry Head to the north. It has an active community who run many events throughout the year including the Half on the Head (Kerryhead Half Marathon) in June and an annual summer festival in July.[citation needed]

Kerry Head
Ballyheigue Castle


Ballyheigue had a population of 2,068 in 2016.[2] Ballyheigue comprises the DEDs of Ballyheigue and Kerryhead.[3][4]

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Further reading[edit]

  • The Story of Ballyheigue, by Bryan MacMahon, published by Oidhreacht, Ballyheigue, County Kerry, May 1994 ISBN 0-9517658-2-5
  • The Crosbie Papers, including manuscripts relating to the Danish Silver Raid, in documents of the Estate of John Viscount Crosbie, NLI MS 5033, National Library of Ireland, Kildare Street, Dublin.
  • New Light on The Golden Lion and the Danish Silver Robbery at Ballyheigue, by B. Mac Mahon, published in the Journal of the Kerry Archaeological and Historical Society. Vol: 24 pp:113-149, 1991. Abstract: This article examines the robbery in 1731 of six chests of silver, part of the cargo of the 'Golden Lion' which was driven ashore at Ballyheigue during the previous year.
  • The Lively Ghosts of Ireland, by Hans Holzer, Wolfe Publishing Ltd., London, 1967, 1968, reprinted 1970. See Chapter on Ballyheigue, page 32, recalling earlier article in 1962 by Patrick Denis O'Donnell in Ireland of the Welcomes.
  • North London Recording and Rehearsal Studios "Bally Studios", used by The Kinks, Coldplay, Snow Patrol and Shane MacGowan & The Popes and Bernard Butler(Suede) got its name from Ballyheigue, as the manager's family is originally from the village.[citation needed]


  1. ^ Placenames Database of Ireland
  2. ^ Dublin, CSO, 2016: 1,490 people from the Ballyheigue DED and 578 people from the Kerryhead DED
  3. ^ Map of Ballyheigue and its townlands
  4. ^ "Census 2016 Small Area Population Statistics". Central Statistics Office. Retrieved 3 January 2021.
  5. ^ Jevons, William Stanley (1881). "Richard Cantillon and the Nationality of Political Economy". Contemporary Review. reprinted from: Cantillon, Richard. Essay on the Nature of Trade in General, Henry Higgs ed., 1959, pp. 334-360. 1881. Retrieved 6 February 2010.CS1 maint: location (link)
  6. ^ "The Irish Don of Fashion on". Retrieved 13 February 2013. O’Neill grew up in the small seaside town of Ballyheigue in Co. Kerry, where his family ran seaweed baths and currently owns a popular bed and breakfast. Perched on a clifftop overlooking the water, the O’Neills’ home was surrounded with plenty to inspire a young mind.

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