Firies

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Fieries
Na Foidhrí
Village
Fieries is located in Ireland
Fieries
Fieries
Location in Ireland
Coordinates: 52°10′14″N 09°35′52″W / 52.17056°N 9.59778°W / 52.17056; -9.59778Coordinates: 52°10′14″N 09°35′52″W / 52.17056°N 9.59778°W / 52.17056; -9.59778
Country  Ireland
Province Munster
County County Kerry
Elevation 20.978 m (68.827 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 491

Firies (officially Fieries; Irish: Na Foidhrí[1]) is a village in County Kerry, Ireland. It is on the R561 road between Farranfore and Castlemaine.[2] The population in 2011 was 491.[3]

Education[edit]

Opened in 1991, the Firies National School is a rural 15 teacher and Green school.[4]

Fieries Castle[edit]

On a rock outcrop 855 meters south of the village is the fragmentary remains of a rectangular tower. The ground-floor appears to be occupied by a single chamber which was covered by a rounded vault which is almost entirely fallen. Only part of the walling above ground-floor level survives.[5]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Fieries". Placenames Database of Ireland. Retrieved 30 April 2012. 
  2. ^ "Fieries". Kerry County Council. Retrieved 30 April 2012. 
  3. ^ Central Statistics Office, 2012 Census 2011 Population Classified by Area (Formerly Volume One)
  4. ^ "Home Page". Firies National School. Retrieved 31 October 2014. 
  5. ^ "Archaeological Survey Database". National Monuments Service. Retrieved 31 October 2014.