Causeway, County Kerry
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Causeway (, historically anglicised as ''Kantogher'') is a village in County Kerry in Ireland. In the village there is one shop/post office, two hairdressers, a fast food outlet, a funeral home, a bakery and four pubs. Other amenities in the area include a GAA pitch, health centre, church, primary school, and a secondary school.


Education

Causeway Comprehensive School is a co-educational school offering a complete second level education to pupils from Kerryhead to Lisselton and from Ardfert to Dromclough.


Geography

Causeway is approximately from Tralee on the R551 road, R551 Regional road (Ireland), regional road. Causeway Parish is bordered to the south by Ardfert/Kilmoyley, to the west by Ballyheigue and to the northeast Ballyduff, County Kerry, Ballyduff. To the north is the Shannon Estuary and the cliffs of Meenogahane.


History

"An Tóchar" is Irish language, Irish for "(the) causeway". The village was founded on an ancient Celts, Celtic roadway which originated in the neighbouring parish of Ballyheigue and was reputed to have ended in Hill of Tara, Tara, seat of the High-Kings of Ireland. Shannonside Local Radio operated from Causeway in 1987. According to 2016 census figures, the population of Causeway was 257, a slight decrease from the 264 inhabitants recorded in the 2011 census.


See also

* List of towns and villages in the Republic of Ireland, List of towns and villages in Ireland


References


External links


Causeway GAA
Towns and villages in County Kerry {{Kerry-geo-stub