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"BALLYSEEDY, a parish, in the barony of TRUGENACKMY, county of KERRY, and province of MUNSTER 4½ miles (S. E. by S.) from Tralee; containing 1,164 inhabitants. This parish is situated on the river Mang or Maine and on the mail coach road from Tralee to Killarney; it comprises 3,509 statute acres, as applotted by the tithe acts. The river Mang or Maine has its rise in the neighbouring mountains, and empties itself into Castlemaine bay; it abounds with excellent trout."

[From A Topographical Dictionary of Ireland by Samuel Lewis (1837)]



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

The whole of Ballyseedy parish was contained in a single DED, named Ballyseedy, except for the townland of Curraghmacdonagh, which was in Arabela DED

  • 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 Ballyseedy DED FHL British Film 840918 Item 2
    1901 Census Arabela DED FHL British Film 840918 Item 1
    1911 Census Ballyseedy DED FHL British Film 2146989 Item 2
    1911 Census Arabela DED FHL British Film 2146989 Item 1

Civil Registration

From 1863 Ballyseedy was part of the Tralee Registration 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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