Lispole

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Lios Póil

Lispole
Village
Skyline of Lios Póil
Lios Póil is located in Ireland
Lios Póil
Lios Póil
Location in Ireland
Coordinates: 52°08′29″N 10°09′47″W / 52.141495°N 10.16304°W / 52.141495; -10.16304Coordinates: 52°08′29″N 10°09′47″W / 52.141495°N 10.16304°W / 52.141495; -10.16304
CountryIreland
ProvinceMunster
CountyCounty Kerry
Population
 (2006)[1]
 • Urban
768
Irish Grid ReferenceQ518011
As this is a Gaeltacht village, the Irish Lios Póil is the only official name.

Lios Póil (anglicized Lispole) is a Gaeltacht[2] village in County Kerry, Ireland. It is on the Dingle Peninsula, 5 miles east of the town of Dingle and 25 miles west of Tralee on the N86 National Secondary Route.

Transport[edit]

Bus Éireann services between Tralee and Dingle on the 275 route serve Lispole.

The Tralee and Dingle narrow gauge railway ran through Lispole, and a viaduct on the line still stands near the village. Lispole railway station opened on 1 April 1891, shut for passenger traffic on 17 April 1939, shut for goods traffic on 10 March 1947 and shut altogether on 1 July 1953.[3]

People[edit]

  • Lispole is the birthplace of Joe Higgins, former Socialist Party TD for Dublin West and former MEP for the Dublin constituency.
  • Kinard, Lispole is the birthplace of Irish Republican revolutionary Thomas Ashe (Irish: Tomás Ághas).
  • Lispole is the birthplace of Paudie Fitzgerald, cyclist and businessman. Won the Rás Tailteann in 1956 and attempted to represent Ireland in the Melbourne Olympics the same year

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2006 Census Archived 11 May 2008 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ Placenames Database of Ireland
  3. ^ "Lispole station" (PDF). Railscot - Irish Railways. Retrieved 3 November 2007.

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