Ballingeary

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Ballingeary
Béal Átha an Ghaorthaidh
Village
The former An Óige Youth Hostel
The former An Óige Youth Hostel
Ballingeary is located in Ireland
Ballingeary
Location in Ireland
Coordinates: 51°51′N 9°14′W / 51.850°N 9.233°W / 51.850; -9.233
Country Ireland
Province Munster
County County Cork

Ballingeary (Irish: Béal Átha an Ghaorthaidh, pronounced [bʲial̪ˠ ɑhən̪ˠ ˈɣʷeːrˠhiɡʲ]) 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 National Park.

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References[edit]

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

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Coordinates: 51°51′N 9°14′W / 51.850°N 9.233°W / 51.850; -9.233