Drinagh

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Drinagh
'Draighneach'

Village

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Drinagh is located in Ireland
Drinagh
Drinagh
Location in Ireland
Coordinates: 51°39′14″N 9°8′45″W / 51.65389°N 9.14583°W / 51.65389; -9.14583
Country Ireland
Province Munster
County County Cork
Population (2011)
 • Total 596
Time zone WET (UTC+0)
 • Summer (DST) IST (WEST) (UTC-1)
Irish Grid Reference W203449

Drinagh (Irish: Draighneach) is a village in County Cork, Ireland. It lies on the R637 road between the towns of Dunmanway and Skibbereen.

Drinagh is also close to Rosscarbery and Drimoleague. It has a tennis court, post office, two churches, one primary school, two pubs, two grocery stores, a hardware store and a creamery. Curraghalickey lake is located 3 km east of the village and provides the mains water supply for the village.

Drinagh has an amateur soccer club called Drinagh Rangers A.F.C. which was founded in 1983. Drinagh play their home matches at the Canon Crowley Park, which is located on the R637 Road. The club has men's, women's and many successful underage teams. Drinagh usually play in red and black striped kits with plain black shorts and socks.

According to the 2011 census, the population of Drinagh is 596, which is an increase of 9.2% from 2006.[1]

There is a wonderful jig named in honour of the town "The Humours of Drinagh". One can find it in Matt Cranitch's book, Irish Fiddle Tunes.

In County Wexford there is also an area called Drinagh, 4 km from the town of Wexford, on the Wexford-Rosslare road, which now includes a number of industrial and commercial businesses.

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