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Coast of Adrigole
Adrigole is located in Ireland
Location in Ireland
Country  Ireland
Province Munster
County County Cork
Population (2006)
 • Total 450
Time zone WET (UTC+0)
 • Summer (DST) IST (WEST) (UTC-1)

Adrigole, (Irish: Eadargóil, meaning "between two inlets") is a village situated on the Beara Peninsula in County Cork, in Ireland. It is centred on the junction of the R572 and R574 regional roads. It has a sparsely distributed population of about 450 people.[1]

Adrigole is a scattered village strung approximately 9 km along the north-western shore of Bantry Bay on the scenic south coast of the Beara Peninsula. Looming over it is Hungry Hill (687m, 2,253 ft) with two rock-girt lakes which feed a cascade. Hungry Hill is the highest of the Caha range which forms the spine of the peninsula, and gave its name to Daphne du Maurier's novel about the local copper-mining barons of the 19th century. There is also Adrigole Mountain and the Healy Pass (334m) nearby.


  • Amenities and economy 1
  • Sport 2
  • See also 3
  • References 4

Amenities and economy

The main industries in the area are fishing, farming, and tourism. The village has a shop known locally as "Peg's Shop" - which also offers limited postal services.[2] There are also four pubs and a Catholic parish church. The area is served by two national schools, one at the junction of the Healy Pass Road R572 and the main Glengarriff - Castletownbere road R574, and the other further to the north east at Trafrask.

Adrigole's proximity to the town of Castletownbere (approx. 10 miles) makes other services such as banking accessible. However, the village lacks health care services, is some distance from the nearest major hospital, and has poor road and telecommunications infrastructure in some areas. The road network has recently been improved, as a local bridge notorious for its winding bend was straightened and the road has been relaid in this area also as part of a strategy for improvement of the main Castletownbere road network.

The nearest airport is Cork Airport.


The local GAA pitch has an all-weather practice field as well as the main pitch and a recently extended and improved clubhouse. The area has a GAA team named Adrigole GAA Club,[3] which won the Cork Intermediate Football Championship in 1979. Adrigole also won the Cork Junior Football Championship in November 2006, beating Grenagh 0-5 to 0-3 in Páirc Uí Rinn.[4]

Local sportsman Brendan (Ger) O'Sullivan has represented both his county in Gaelic football, and his country in International rules football.[5]

See also


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