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Gougane Barra

The name Gougane Barra comes from Saint Finbarr, who is said to have built a monastery on an island in the lake nearby during the 6th century. The present ruins date from around 1700 when a priest called Denis O’Mahony retreated to the island. Read more…

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Priest’s Leap

Priest’s Leap (Gaelic Léim an tSagairt) is a steep and nearly straight single-lane mountain pass between Coomhola Bridge and Bonane east of the more winding road from Bantry to Kenmare in Ireland Just below the summit of the 519 m high mountain with the same name, Read more…

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Mangerton

Mangerton Mountain (Irish: an Mhangarta) At a height of 839 m (2,753 ft) it is the tallest of the Mangerton range and 25th tallest in Ireland. Its western slope lies within Killarney National Park. Enclosed within the massif is a deep U-shaped valley called Glencappul Read more…

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Bantry House

Bantry House (originally called ‘Blackrock’) was constructed in about 1700 on the South side of Bantry Bay. In 1750, Councillor Richard White bought Blackrock from Samuel Hutchinson and changed the name to Seafield. The Whites had Read more…

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Sneem

Sneem is a village in Co. Kerry, South West Ireland, long associated with a remote and relaxed way of living.It is situated in the famous “Ring of Kerry” a route that encapsulates some of the Read more…

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Carrauntoohil

Carrauntoohil ( Irish: Corrán Tuathail) is the highest peak on the island of Ireland. Located in County Kerry, it is 1,039 metres (3,406 feet) high and is the central peak of the Macgillycuddy’s Reeks range. The ridge northward leads to Ireland’s second-highest peak, Beenkeragh at 1,010 m (3,310 ft), while the ridge Read more…

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