Duagh

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Duagh
Dubháth
Village
Duagh is located in Ireland
Duagh
Duagh
Location in Ireland
Coordinates: 52°24′58″N 9°23′24″W / 52.416°N 9.39°W / 52.416; -9.39Coordinates: 52°24′58″N 9°23′24″W / 52.416°N 9.39°W / 52.416; -9.39
Country Ireland
Province Munster
County County Kerry
Area
 • Village 76 km2 (29 sq mi)
Population (2002)
 • Urban 469
Time zone WET (UTC+0)
 • Summer (DST) IST (WEST) (UTC-1)
Irish Grid Reference R062305

Duagh is a small village in County Kerry, Ireland, located approximately 9 km southeast of Listowel and 7 km northwest of Abbeyfeale on the R555 regional road.[1]

Duagh is a dormitory village for Listowel and Abbeyfeale and a local service centre for the rural hinterland. There are two shops, three public houses, two housing estates, a hardware store and petrol station/shop which are located on the village’s only street at the centre of the village. Social facilities include a church and heritage/community hall and a Gaelic Athletic Association Club located at the centre of the village. The local primary school is also located in the village centre.[1]

Population[edit]

The population of the Duagh Electoral Division increased during the inter-censal period 1996-2002. In 2002 the population was recorded as 469 persons (CSO). This equates to an increase of 4.5%. Preliminary figures for the 2006 census show this increase slowing to 3%.[1] In 1837 the village had a population of 210.[2]

Education[edit]

  • Duagh National School is a mixed school with 175 pupils. The original school was built in 1876.[3]

Sport[edit]

The village is home to Duagh GAA club which owns 5 acres (20,000 m2) of a playing field.[3]

Duagh's first county championship came in 2002 when they won the Kerry Novice Football Championship.[4] In 2006 they won the Kerry Junior Football Championship, and went on to win the Munster Junior Club Football Championship.[5] Duagh then reached the All-Ireland Junior Club Football Championship final, but lost by a single point to Greencastle of Tyrone in Croke Park.[6] Duagh currently has one player on Kerry's county senior panel. This is Anthony Maher. In the past JJ Costelloe, Dan McCaulliffe and Des Dillon,all natives of the parish, won All Ireland Senior Football medals. Duagh GAA club won the North Kerry Football 2012 Championship final beating Beale GAA club. This was their first win in 50 years. The team was captained by Ciaran Quirke.

Media[edit]

The village and it surrounding area was used as one of the filming locations for the Game of Thrones series. This included some of the wooded scenes from season 1 and 2. [7]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Duagh Local Area Plan". North Kerry Settlements Plan. Retrieved 2008-06-27. [dead link]
  2. ^ "Duagh Civil Parish". Lewis's Topographical Dictionary of Ireland, 1837. Retrieved 2008-06-27. 
  3. ^ a b "Duagh National School - About Us". Duagh national School. Retrieved 2008-06-27. 
  4. ^ http://archives.tcm.ie/thekingdom/2002/09/05/story300.asp
  5. ^ http://archives.tcm.ie/thekingdom/2007/01/04/story22868.asp
  6. ^ "McDermott the king for 'Castle". Irish Independent. 2007-03-12. 
  7. ^ Paris, Natalie (2014-04-07). "Game of Thrones filming locations and holidays". The Daily Telegraph (London).