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.

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
CountryIreland
ProvinceMunster
CountyCounty Kerry
Area
 • Total56 km2 (22 sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+0 (WET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-1 (IST (WEST))
Irish Grid ReferenceQ905125

HistoryEdit

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.

DemographicsEdit

In 1831, the population was 3,535, and by 1841 had grown to 4,058.[2]

SportsEdit

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] The area is also home to two soccer clubs, Ballymac Celtic and Ballymac Galaxy, which both play in the Kerry District League.[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel (1837). A Topographical Dictionary of Ireland. 1. London. pp. 143–144. Retrieved 2011-10-23.
  2. ^ Ballymacelligott Civil Parish & Townland Map
  3. ^ ballymachandball.com - History
  4. ^ http://www.kerrydistrictleague.ie/clubs/