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Ballyheigue, officially Ballyheige, which translates in English as Tadhg's town, is a coastal village in County Kerry, Ireland. It is approximately 18km north of Tralee on the R551.It is a scenic resort town with 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 an annual summer festival in July. Full details can be found on the Ballyheigue Website (see below).PopulationBallyheigue has a total population of 4,521. This is made up of 1,414 people from the Ballyheigue DED area and 617 people from the Kerryhead DED area .CensusBallyheigue comprises the DEDs of Ballyheigue and Kerryhead.Ballyheigue DED includes the townlands of Ballinclemesig, Ballyheigue, Ballyronan, Booleenshere, Buncurrig, Caherulla, Castleshannon, Cloghanebane, Cloghaneleesh, Dirtane, Doonamontane, Dromgower, Glenlea, Heirhill, Knockane, Tiershanaghan and Toanreagh.Kerryhead DED includes the townlands of Ballylongane, Dreenaugh, Dromatoor, Glandahalin East and West, Glenderry, Maulin and Tiduff.Notable peopleRichard Cantillon, economic theorist and coiner of the term entrepreneurChristy Brown, author of the book My left footDon O'Neill, fashion designer.Add Ballyheigue and other destinations in Ireland to your travel itinerary using our Ireland tour itinerary planner.
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