Lyre, County Cork

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Lyre
An Ladhar
Town
Lyre is located in Ireland
Lyre
Lyre
Location in Ireland
Coordinates: 52°04′54.12″N 08°51′32.00″W / 52.0817000°N 8.8588889°W / 52.0817000; -8.8588889
Country Ireland
Province Munster
County County Cork
Time zone WET (UTC+0)
 • Summer (DST) IST (WEST) (UTC-1)

Lyre (An Ladhar in Irish)[1] is a small village in northern County Cork, Ireland, approximately 3 km from the village of Nad.[2]

Lyre has a hall, a national school, a monument for hammer thrower Denis Horgan, a monument to commemorate the turn of the millennium. It also had a shop until 5 January 2008.

It is 875 feet (266 metres) above sea level. Some locals claim it to be the third highest village in Ireland, it is the highest in Cork. It has a football team which competes at levels from under 14 upwards. They compete in the Duhallow league and Ducon Cup Championship, and also the Nevin Cup.

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  1. ^ "Placenames Database of Ireland". Retrieved 23 September 2012. 
  2. ^ "Lyre". IRD Duhallow. Retrieved 23 September 2012.