River Ferta

Coordinates: 51°57′45″N 10°11′04″W / 51.962551°N 10.184541°W / 51.962551; -10.184541
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River Ferta
Estuary of the River
Native nameAn Fhearta (Irish)
Physical characteristics
 • locationTeeromoyle
 • location
Atlantic Ocean via Valentia Harbour

The River Ferta[1] or Fertha[2] is a river in County Kerry in Ireland. It flows from the southwestern MacGillycuddy Reeks above Teeromoyle and travels ten miles before flowing into Valentia Harbour. The principal town in the region, Cahersiveen, is located close to the mouth of the river.[3][4]

There are two crossings at Cahersiveen: an old railway bridge and a single carriageway used by cars. The town also has an artificial marina built in the early 2000s. A crossing over a tributary of the Ferta called the Cahran River was opened in 1992 in the same place that a previous crossing stood at Cahran Road.[citation needed]


  1. ^ River Ferta Placenames Database of Ireland. Retrieved: 2012-05-15.
  2. ^ Strategic Environmental Assessment for the Cahersiveen, Waterville and Sneem Functional Areas Local Area Plan 2012-2018 & for the Related Variation to the Kerry County Development Plan 2009-2015 Kerry County Council, May 2012, p. 146.
  3. ^ "Cahersiveen on the Ring of Kerry, South West Ireland". Archived from the original on 21 December 2011. Retrieved 3 April 2012.
  4. ^ "Ring of Kerry". Retrieved 3 April 2012.

51°57′45″N 10°11′04″W / 51.962551°N 10.184541°W / 51.962551; -10.184541