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"BALLYMACELLIGOTT, a parish, in the barony of TRUGHENACKMY, county of KERRY, and province of MUNSTER 4¾ miles (S. E.) from Tralee; containing 3,535 inhabitants. This parish, which is situated on the high roads leading from Tralee to Castle-Island and Killarney, comprises 11,552 statute acres, as applotted by the tithe act.
The great limestone quarry is situated on the estate of A. Blennerhasset, Esq., of Ballyseedy, and about half-way on the old road from Tralee to Castle-Island. A quarry was first opened here in 1811, for building the barracks in Tralee, but was afterwards discontinued; and near that spot is the present quarry, which was first opened to procure materials for enlarging Ballyseedy house, since which time it has been continually worked and the stone used for the county gaol and the new court-house at Tralee, and latterly for the ship canal from tralee to Blennerville, and affords employment to about 30 men."
[From A Topographical Dictionary of Ireland by Samuel Lewis (1837)]



Note: The Civil Parish of Ballymacelligott ceased to be used for census purposes in the mid nineteenth century when District Electoral Divisions (DEDs) were introduced.

Ballymacelligott is contained in the following DEDs:
Arabela DED Ahane, Arabela, Ash-hill, Ballyaukeen, Ballybeg, Ballybrannagh, Ballydwyer Middle, Ballydwyer West, Ballyfinoge, Ballymacelligott, Ballynahinch, Barrakilla, Bealagrellagh, Caherbreagh, Cahermore, Clashatlea, Clogherclemin, Cloghermore, Coolnadead, Curraghmacdonagh, Doonimlaghbeg, Flemby, Gortagullane, Gortatlea, Gortshanvally, Kilkerry, Kilquane, Knockavinnane, Kylebeg, Loughnacappagh, Martara, Mountnicholas, Shanavally, Tonreagh Lower, Tonreagh Upper, Tullygarran townlands
Ballyegan DED Garraun Beg, Garraun More, Maglass East townlands.
Nohaval DED Ballineedora, Cahercullenagh Lower, Cahercullenagh Upper, Cloghavoola, Clogher, Glanageenty, Kilbane, Knockatarriv, Magh East, Magh West, Maglass West, Muingnaminnane, Muingnatee, Rathanny, Reanagowan, Rockfield, Tooreen, Tooreenastooka townlands
O'Brennan DED Ballinknock, Carrignafeela, Gortnaleaha, Lissooleen, Mweelinroe, Potaley, Tursillagh townlands

  • Kerry County Library, Tralee has the 1901 Census on microfilm.
  • The Family History Library of the Church of the Jesus Christ of Latter Day saints also has the 1901 and 1911 census on microfilm.
    The films should be available from one of the church's Family History Centers. You can locate the nearest to you by searching at
    The relevant films are:
    1901 Census Ballyegan DED FHL British Film 840916 Item 2
    1901 Census Nohaval DED FHL British Film 840917 Item 1
    1901 Census Arabela DED FHL British Film 840918 Item 1
    1901 Census O'Brennan DED FHL British Film 840919 Item 1
    1911 Census Ballyegan DED FHL British Film 2146983 Item 5
    1911 Census Nohaval DED FHL British Films 2146986 Item 1
    1911 Census Arabela DED FHL British Film 2146988 Item 4, 2146989 Item 1
    1911 Census O'Brennan DED FHL British Film 2146990 Item 3

Civil Registration

From 1863 Ballymacelligott was part of the Tralee Superintendant Registrar's District. Arabela and O'Brennan DEDs were in Tralee No.1 Registrar's District. Ballyegan and Nohaval DEDs were part of Castleisland Registrar's District. See the Registration Districts page.


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The transcription of the section for this parish from the National Gazetteer (1868), provided by Colin Hinson.

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Historical Geography

The civil parish of Ballymacelligott contained the following townlands: