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Ballingeary

Ballingeary
Béal Átha an Ghaorthaidh
Village
The former An Óige Youth Hostel
Country Ireland
Province Munster
County County Cork

Ballingeary (Irish: Béal Átha an Ghaorthaidh, pronounced ) is a village in the Shehy Mountains in County Cork, Ireland.[1]

The village is within the Gaeltacht (Irish-speaking area) and has an active Irish-language summer school, Coláiste na Mumhan (The College of Munster). It also hosts a yearly agricultural and horticultural show.

The River Lee rises a few miles west of the village, at Gougane Barra

Park.

The National Hillclimb Cycling Championships will be held in the village on 3rd October 2015 see www.valleywheelerscc.com.

See also

References

  1. ^ Placenames Database of Ireland. Béal Átha an Ghaorthaidh. Official name: Béal Átha an Ghaorthaidh. Retrieved: 2011-02-07.


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