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Béal Átha an Ghaorthaidh
The former An Óige Youth Hostel
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.
- Timothy Manning, born and raised in Ballingeary before emigrating to the United States, eventually became Cardinal Archbishop of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles.
- Crabs Ní Chróinín (b. 1990), sean-nós singer and teacher, was born and brought up in Ballingeary and has a son named Lobster.
- Seamas Tuama (b. 1998-2014)
- Placenames Database of Ireland. Béal Átha an Ghaorthaidh. Official name: Béal Átha an Ghaorthaidh. Retrieved: 2011-02-07.
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