Killarga

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Killarga[1] or Killargue (Irish: Cill Fhearga) is a small village in County Leitrim, Ireland.

Killarga is an ancient place of pilgrimage and was attached to a religious settlement, Cill Fhearga, which according to the Annals of the Four Masters was founded by a holy woman, St Fearga, as early as the 6th century.[2] There is a Holy Well, a 19th-century lime kiln, a sweat house and other historical ruins in the neighborhood. Nearby is O'Donnell's Rock, which offers far-reaching views over five counties.

The village has a school (Saint Brighid's National School), a post office, a community hall, a shop and a pub.

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  1. ^ Placenames Database of Ireland: Killarga/Cill Fhearga
  2. ^ [1] Leitrim Tourism

Coordinates: 54°13′47″N 8°12′39″W / 54.22967°N 8.21074°W / 54.22967; -8.21074