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Ballyhale

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Ballyhale is a village in the south east of Ireland. Located in the south of County Kilkenny, south of the city of Kilkenny and roughly halfway to Waterford city.The sport of hurling is popular in with the local Gaelic Athletic Association team of Ballyhale Shamrocks being the most the most successful hurling club in the All-Ireland Senior Club Hurling Championship competition's history, and a local Kilkenny GAA hurler Henry Shefflin holding the record for highest number of All Ireland Senior Hurling medals for a single player. Ballyhale is well known throughout Ireland and the hurling-loving global Irish Diaspora for the major contribution their GAA hurlers have made to the extraordinary GAA All-Ireland winning story of the Kilkenny GAA county team's from 2000 to 2015.International Golfing lovers recognise the location due its proximity to the famous Mount Juliet golf course nearby at Thomastown. Coop and ethical shoppers are familiar with the global Coop ethical brand of Glanbia, (originally Avonmore) who marshalled local farmer’s supply of produce to member-owned Ballyhale and other Kilkenny Creameries to build a world renowned global coop brand for Irish Agriculture. Ballyhale is also home to the historically recognised Kiltorcan's Old Quarry. Less well known is the major role Ballyhale played in 1832, how it made its mark on Irish history when c.200,000 people from four counties, in the days before transport, gathering in support of those on trial for the Battle of Carrickshock, 1831.
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