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 townland and small village in the civil parish of Clonmeen, barony of Duhallow, northwest County Cork, Ireland. It is approximately 3 km from the village of Nad.[2]

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.

Culture[edit]

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 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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References[edit]

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