Drimoleague

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Drimoleague
Droim Dhá Liag
Village
Drimoleague is located in Ireland
Drimoleague
Drimoleague
Location in Ireland
Coordinates: 51°39′35″N 09°15′39″W / 51.65972°N 9.26083°W / 51.65972; -9.26083Coordinates: 51°39′35″N 09°15′39″W / 51.65972°N 9.26083°W / 51.65972; -9.26083
Country Ireland
Province Munster
County County Cork
Time zone WET (UTC+0)
 • Summer (DST) IST (WEST) (UTC-1)

Drimoleague (historically Drumdalege, Irish: Droim Dhá Liag, meaning "ridge of two stones")[1] is a village[2] on the R586 regional road at its junction with the R593 in County Cork, Ireland. It lies roughly halfway between the towns of Dunmanway and Bantry. It is within the parish of Dromdaleague.

History[edit]

Former railway station that led to the foundation of Drimoleague
The station in 1955

Drimoleague was founded in and around 1851 in the townland of Baurnahulla, after a station (surviving building shown right) on the Cork, Bandon and South Coast Railway was built there.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Placenames Database of Ireland (see archival records)
  2. ^ Encyclopaedia Perthensis. 1816. Volume 7. Page 495.

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