Aherla

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Aherla
An Eatharla
Village
Aherla is located in Ireland
Aherla
Aherla
Location in Ireland
Coordinates: 51°51′26″N 8°44′20″W / 51.85722°N 8.73889°W / 51.85722; -8.73889Coordinates: 51°51′26″N 8°44′20″W / 51.85722°N 8.73889°W / 51.85722; -8.73889
Country  Ireland
Province Munster
County County Cork
Population
 • Total 450
Time zone WET (UTC+0)
 • Summer (DST) IST (WEST) (UTC-1)

Aherla (Irish: An Eatharla) is a small village in County Cork, Ireland[1][2] with a population of approximately 450.[citation needed] It is in the townlands of Aherla More and Rathard. Aherla is built on a limestone shelf typical of County Cork's ridges and valleys.

The area features a number of historical sites and is part of the parish of Kilmurry in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Cork and Ross.[3] Though the population of the village is overwhelmingly catholic, it (somewhat unusually) has a Church of Ireland church, but no Catholic church. One of the area's notable residents was Daphne Pochin Mould, author and scientist.

Area[edit]

The village of An Eatharlach (The Glen) is situated in Muskerry East, in south County Cork. It lies between Cork City and Macroom - each being approximately 20 km away. Cloughduv and Crookstown are 4 km and 6.5 km respectively to the west, Farran 3.5 km to the north and Killumney 5 km at the Cork and Ballincollig side. The village of Aherla sits between the hills that frame the Bride River valley.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "An Eatharla". Placenames Database of Ireland. Retrieved 7 February 2011. 
  2. ^ "Online Map Viewer". Ordnance Survey Ireland. Retrieved 4 February 2011. 
  3. ^ "Kilmurry Parish Villages". Kilmurry Parish. Retrieved 4 February 2011. 

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