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Aghadoe (Irish: Achadh an Da Eo) is a large townland[1] overlooking the town and lakes of Killarney in Ireland. Officially it is also a parish,[2][3] although the parish is larger than the area normally associated with the name.[1] The area is famous for its views of the lakes and islands, including Innisfallen Island.[4] The ruins of 13th century Parkavonear Castle and of "Aghadoe Cathedral," an old Romanesque church in ruins, make the spot popular with tourists and archaeologists.[5]

Aghadoe takes its name from Acha Dá Eo, which is Irish for "The place of the two yew trees".[5] (It was traditional for church yards to have only one yew tree).

Panoramic view from Aghadoe

Annalistic references[edit]

See Annals of Inisfallen

  • AI939.1 Kl. Repose of Aed son of Mael Pátraic, abbot of Achad Deó.
  • AI1010.5 Mael Suthain Ua Cerbaill {of Eóganacht}, eminent sage of Ireland, rested in Christ in Achad Deó.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Aghadoe Civil Parish & Townland Map". County Kerry Genealogy. Retrieved 1 November 2017 – via
  2. ^ Jones, Laurence (12 July 2004). "Maps of Aghadoe Parish". Retrieved 1 November 2017.
  3. ^ Lyons, Jane. "Ireland, Civil Parishes, Aghadoe (from "Lewis's Topographical Dictionary of Ireland", 1837)". Archived from the original on 18 October 2010. Retrieved 8 April 2010.
  4. ^ "Aghadoe Heights Hotel & Spa". GP Associates. Archived from the original on 12 May 2008. Retrieved 17 April 2009.
  5. ^ a b "Aghadoe Heights Church & Roundtower, Parkavonear Castle". Archived from the original on 7 July 2011. Retrieved 12 June 2011.