Currans

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Currans
Na Coirríní
Town
Currans is located in Ireland
Currans
Currans
Location in Ireland
Coordinates: 52°11′46″N 9°32′49″W / 52.196°N 9.547°W / 52.196; -9.547Coordinates: 52°11′46″N 9°32′49″W / 52.196°N 9.547°W / 52.196; -9.547
Country Ireland
Province Munster
County County Kerry
Area
 • Town 18 km2 (7 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Urban 258
Time zone WET (UTC+0)
 • Summer (DST) IST (WEST) (UTC-1)
Irish Grid Reference R746888

Currans (Na Coirríní) is a small village in County Kerry, Ireland. It is 8.5 km southwest of Castleisland.

History[edit]

The old parish church was abandoned after the Reformation, and fell into ruins. In the Church of Ireland, the parish has long been united to Tralee. In the Roman Catholic Church Currans parish was united to Tralee by 1703. In 1866 the western part of Currans was included in the new Catholic parish of Baile na hEaglaise now known as Spa.

Demographics[edit]

  • The population in 1996 was 221.
  • The population in 2002 rose by seven percent to 237.
  • In the 2006 Census, the population was recorded at 258.

Geography[edit]

The village is located in a flat agricultural landscape with trees and hedgerows. The River Maine flows along the north-west of the plan boundary.

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