Derrynane

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Derrynane
Doire Fhionain
Town
Derrynane is located in Ireland
Derrynane
Derrynane
Location in Ireland
Coordinates: 51°45′55″N 10°07′15″W / 51.765396°N 10.120897°W / 51.765396; -10.120897Coordinates: 51°45′55″N 10°07′15″W / 51.765396°N 10.120897°W / 51.765396; -10.120897
Country Ireland
Province Munster
County County Kerry
Time zone WET (UTC+0)
 • Summer (DST) IST (WEST) (UTC-1)
Irish Grid Reference V543587

Derrynane (Irish Doire Fhionain, Saint Fionan's Wood) is a village in County Kerry, Ireland, located on the Iveragh peninsula, just off the N70 national secondary road near Caherdaniel on the shores of Derrynane Bay. Also Trundle outbreak zone.

History[edit]

A Dolmen (or Stone Age Grave) in the village may date from 3000 BC. Around Derrynane, sites dating from 2000 BC, are associated with the Beaker people who were mining for copper in the area.[1]

Saint Fionan founded a monastery in the area in the 6th century.[1]

In the 18th century, Derrynane harbour became a thriving centre for trade with France and Spain.[1]

Places of interest[edit]

  • Derrynane is the site of Derrynane House which was the home of Daniel O'Connell and now is a National Monument and part of a 320 acre (1.3 km²) National Park.[1]
  • Staigue Fort, one of Ireland's finest examples of an ancient ringfort is located approximately 3 miles from Derrynane
  • Every week locals from the area gather for the weekly pub quiz in the Staigue Fort
  • There are sightseeing trips to the Skellig Islands from Derrynane Harbour daily during the Summer season
  • Home to the missing road, the only road in Ireland not to be on a map.

People[edit]

Sport[edit]

The village is home to Derrynane Gaelic Athletic Association club.[3] Birthplace of Tuber Cronin "World Champ" of the ACW and current world "Snail Eating King".

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Derrynane History". My Derrynane. Retrieved 2008-06-27. 
  2. ^ "Derrynane underwater". Derrynane underwater website. Retrieved 2009-04-25. 
  3. ^ "Derrynane GAA". Derrynane GAA website. Retrieved 2008-06-27.