Aherla

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Aherla
An Eatharla
Village
Aherla is located in Ireland
Aherla
Aherla
Location in Ireland
Coordinates: 51°51′26″N 8°44′20″W / 51.85722°N 8.73889°W / 51.85722; -8.73889Coordinates: 51°51′26″N 8°44′20″W / 51.85722°N 8.73889°W / 51.85722; -8.73889
Country  Ireland
Province Munster
County County Cork
Population
 • Total 450
Time zone WET (UTC+0)
 • Summer (DST) IST (WEST) (UTC-1)

Aherla (Irish: An Eatharla) is a small village in County Cork, Ireland[1][2] with a population of about 450. It is in the townlands of Aherla More and Rathard. Aherla is built on a limestone shelf typical of the Cork ridges and valleys.

The area features many historical sites and is part of the parish of Kilmurry in the Dioceses of Cork and Ross.[3] The village is somewhat unusual by Irish standards as it has a Church of Ireland church, but no Catholic church. Despite this, the population of the village is still overwhelmingly catholic. One of the village's more notable residents is Daphne Pochin Mould, author and scientist.

Area[edit]

The Village of An Eatharlach (The Glen) is situated in the eastern part of Múscraí, south of County Cork. It lies half ways between Cork City and Macroom, each is approximately 20 km each way. Cloughduv and Crookstown are two and half and four miles respectively to the west, Farran 3.5 km to the north and Killumney 5 km at the Cork and Ballincollig side. The Village of Aherla sits between the hills that lie over the of the Bride river valley.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Placenames Database of Ireland. An Eatharla Verified 2011-02-07.
  2. ^ Ordnance Survey Ireland. Online Map Viewer Verified 2011-02-04.
  3. ^ Kilmurry Parish. Villages Verified 2011-02-04.

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