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Béal Átha an Ghaorthaidh
The former An Óige Youth Hostel
The village is within the Gaeltacht (Irish-speaking area) and has an active Irish-language summer school, Coláiste na Mumhan (The College of Munster), which was attended by Thomas MacDonagh in the summer of 1906. It also hosts a yearly agricultural and horticultural show.
The River Lee rises a few miles west of the village, at Gougane Barra Park.
The National Hillclimb Cycling Championships will be held in the village on 3rd October 2015 see www.valleywheelerscc.com.
- Placenames Database of Ireland. Béal Átha an Ghaorthaidh. Official name: Béal Átha an Ghaorthaidh. Retrieved: 2011-02-07.
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