"Ballyhale", a village, in the parish of Derrynahinch, barony of Knocktopher, county of Kilkenny, and province of Leinster, 1 mile (S. by E.) from Knocktopher, on the road from Kilkenny to Waterford; containing 69 houses and 369 inhabitants. Fairs are held on Jan. 5th, March 28th, May 10th, July 9th, Sept. 21st, Nov. 11th, and Dec. 8th. The parochial R. C. chapel, a neat building with an ancient tower, is situated at this place, which gives name to the union of district, comprising the parishes of Derrynahinch, Knocktopher, Aughavillar, and Kilkeasy, and parts of those of Burnchurch, Jerpoint, and Kells, and containing four other chapels, besides a friary chapel.
[From A Topographical Dictionary of Ireland (1837)]

Church Records

Roman Catholic Parish: Ballyhale.     (part of Aghaviller Catholic parish prior to September 1847)
Earliest Record: b. Aug 1823; m. 1876.

Historical Geography

Townlands (1851)
 Parish               Townland                Acres   Diocese
 Derrynahinch    Ballyhale               368     Ossory