(Parish of Kilmore)
Ballyteigue Castle, rich in memories both grave and gay, is built quite near to the sea at Ballyteigue Burrow. The old keep has always been well preserved and kept roofed by the occupants of the adjoining mansion, and have been many. The castle was originally built by Sir Walter de Whitty, one of the Norman settlers, and the eldest son in succession of whose family, invariably was called Walter. The name was sometimes written Whythay, Whythey or Whyttaye. Richard Whittey was one of the jury at Waterford in 1266. Henry Whythay, the first juror on the Ostmen temp. 1280. Henry Whythey, summoned among the gentlemen of county Wexford to attend the Lord Justice of Ireland with horse and arms.
The People Newspaper, February 8th 1890