Derrymore, County Kerry

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Derrymore
Doire Mór
Town
Derrymore is located in Ireland
Derrymore
Derrymore
Location in Ireland
Coordinates: 52°14′15″N 9°50′40″W / 52.2375°N 9.8445°W / 52.2375; -9.8445Coordinates: 52°14′15″N 9°50′40″W / 52.2375°N 9.8445°W / 52.2375; -9.8445
Country Ireland
Province Munster
County County Kerry
Elevation 50 m (160 ft)
Time zone WET (UTC+0)
 • Summer (DST) IST (WEST) (UTC-1)
Irish Grid Reference Q740128

Derrymore (Doire Mór in Irish) is a rural district of County Kerry in south-west Ireland.[1] It lies between the Slieve Mish mountains and the Atlantic Ocean, some 11 km west of Tralee on the Dingle peninsula. A sandy beach known as Derrymore Strand is quite popular with locals and tourists alike, especially during the summer months. Derrymore Island, situated to the east of Derrymore Strand, is a nature reserve supporting many rare plant communities and is an important high-tide roosting area for shore birds.

The name Derrymore is an anglicization of the Irish doire mór, meaning "great oak grove".

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Placenames Database of Ireland". Dublin City University. Retrieved 29 October 2014.