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Fossa, County Kerry

Fossa is a village and parish in County Kerry, Ireland, north of the Lakes of Killarney. Townlands in Fossa Parish: Coolgarriv Aghadoe

Gallarus Castle

Gallarus Castle is a four-storey rectangular tower house in Baile na nGall, County Kerry, Ireland and is notable as one of the few fortified structures preserved on the Dingle Peninsula. Gallarus Castle was built in the 15th century by the Knight ...

Inishvickillane

Referred to by Blasket islanders as "The Inis", Inishvickillane was intermittently inhabited during the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, by one or more families. There are extensive ruins of ancient stone buildings and a house was built ...

Innisfallen Island

Innisfallen or Inishfallen is an island in Lough Leane; one of the three Lakes of Killarney in County Kerry, Ireland.

Iveragh Peninsula

The Iveragh Peninsula is located in County Kerry in Ireland. It is the largest peninsula in southwestern Ireland. A mountain range, the MacGillycuddys Reeks, lies in the centre of the peninsula. Carrauntoohil, its highest mountain, is also the hi ...

Listowel Castle

The last bastion against Queen Elizabeth I in the First Desmond Rebellion, Listowel Castle was built in the 15th century and was the last fortress of the Geraldines to be subdued. It fell after 28 days siege to Sir Charles Wilmot on 5 November 16 ...

Little Skellig

Little Skellig is the smaller of the two Skellig Islands, the other being Skellig Michael, 1 km to the south-west. The island has a large bird population, including a colony of northern gannets which is the largest in Ireland, and one of the larg ...

Magharee Islands

The Magharee Islands, also known as "The Seven Hogs", are a group of uninhabited islands located off Rough Point at the northern tip of the Magharee Peninsula in County Kerry, Ireland. The islands, which are part of the parish of Castlegregory, a ...

Maharees

Maharees or Magharees is a 5 km long tombolo located on the northern side of the Dingle Peninsula in County Kerry, Ireland. Fenit Harbour, the main port of County Kerry, is sheltered from large Atlantic swells by the Maharees. To the north of the ...

Rahoneen

Rahoneen is a townland of Ardfert in County Kerry, Ireland. It is notable as the location of an ancient Celtic ringfort; at one time this was known as McKennas fort, but, after the capture and execution of Roger Casement for treason, sabotage and ...

Rathoneen

Rahoneen is a townland of Ardfert in County Kerry, Ireland. It is notable as the location of an ancient Celtic ringfort; at one time this was known as McKennas fort, but, after the capture and execution of Roger Casement for treason, sabotage and ...

Reenard

Reenard is a townland in County Kerry, Ireland. It is located in the deep south on the Iveragh peninsula on the southwest coast of Ireland opposite Valentia Island about 10 miles west of Cahersiveen. Reenard is connected to the Irish road network ...

Scraggane

Scraggane is a fishing port located on the Maharees peninsula near Castlegregory in County Kerry, Ireland. The main local catch consists of lobster, flat-back crab, spider crab, Atlantic crayfish, Atlantic salmon and mackerel. Scraggane is home t ...

Tarmon

Tarmon is an electoral division south of Tarbert in County Kerry, Ireland. It is in the municipal district of Listowel, barony of Iraghticonnor and civil parish of Kilnaughtin, and the former rural district of Listowel and dispensary district of ...

Templenoe

Templenoe is a settlement in County Kerry, Ireland. It is situated four miles from Kenmare, on the N70 road to Sneem, which forms part of the Ring of Kerry. Templenoe is the location of the Ring of Kerry golf club. There is a Gaelic Athletic Asso ...

Tuosist

Tuosist is a parish in the far south of County Kerry, Ireland. It shares the Beara Peninsula with the neighbouring parishes of County Cork, and the Caha Mountains form the county border. The nearest town is Kenmare. The parish is part of the baro ...

Ballyoulster

Ballyoulster is a village and townland located in County Kildare, Ireland. Historically it lies within the barony of South Salt and the civil parish of Donaghcumper. For planning purposes, it is treated by Kildare County Council as a key developm ...

Ikeathy and Oughterany

Ikeathy takes its name from the Ui Cheithig tuath, who claimed descent from Ailill Cetach, a son of the legendary Leinster king Cathair Mor. Oughterany derives its name from the Uachtar Fine "upper tribe".

Kilkea

Kilkea, is a village in County Kildare, Ireland, about 75 km from Dublin, and 15 km from the town of Carlow. The R418 regional road from Athy to Tullow passes through the village.

Kilkea and Moone

Kilkea and Moone is located in northern County Kildare, reaching from Mullaghmast to the southern tip of the county, east of the Barrow and west of Sherriff Hill.

Lullymore

Lullymore is a civil parish in County Kildare in Ireland. It is in the historical barony of Offaly East. The lowest observed 20th century air temperature in Ireland, -18.8 °C was measured at Lullymore on 2 January 1979.

Moone

Moone is a small village in the south of County Kildare, Ireland. It is on the former N9 road about 80 km south of Dublin. It has only a few hundred inhabitants, a church, a national school, one shop and a small community centre. There is also pu ...

North Salt

North Salt derives its name from the Latin name of Leixlip: Saltus salmonis literally "salmon leap"; the English name is derived from Old Norse Lax-hlaup. This makes Salt one of very few Irish placenames derived directly from Latin.

Offaly West

Offaly is located within the midlands of Ireland bordering the seven counties of Galway, Roscommon, Tipperary, Laois, Westmeath, Kildare and Meath. Offaly West is located in west County Kildare, east of the River Barrow.

South Salt

South Salt derives its name from the Latin name of Leixlip: Saltus salmonis literally "salmon leap"; the English name is derived from Old Norse Lax-hlaup. This makes Salt one of very few Irish placenames derived directly from Latin.

Timolin

Timolin is a village in the south of County Kildare, Ireland. It is located off the R448 road, the former N9 road about 80 km south of Dublin. It is a small village, with less than a hundred inhabitants, one shop and two pubs. It is located close ...

Ardagh Fort

The hillfort dates to the late Bronze Age or early Iron Age, c. 1000 BC. In late September 1868 two local boys, Jimmy Quin and Paddy Flanagan, were digging potatoes at the southwest edge of the fort - farmers often avoided forts, believing them t ...

Arywee

Arywee is a townland in the parish of Fedamore, in County Limerick, Ireland. Neighbouring townlands include Carnane to the west, Williamstown to the east, Parkatotaun to the north, and Cloughadoolarty South to the south. It has an area of approxi ...

Ballingarry, County Limerick

Ballingarry is a village in County Limerick in the province of Munster, Ireland. It lies between Rathkeale and Kilmallock on the R518 road. Ballingarry had a vital weaving and linen industry until the Great Famine in 1845. In the 21st century the ...

Ballynanty

Ballynanty, or Ballynanty Beg, is one of the older neighbourhoods on the north side of Limerick in the mid-west of Ireland.

Cappagh, County Limerick

Cappagh is a parish in West Limerick, Ireland. It is surrounded by the parishes of Askeaton and Kilcornan, Rathkeale, Croagh and Coolcappa. The patron saint of the parish is St. James. The parish was previously known as Connellow and Nantenan. Th ...

Clanwilliam (County Limerick)

Clanwilliam is a barony in County Limerick in Ireland. According to Patrick Weston Joyce, the name Clanwilliam derives from the descendants of William de Burgh; similarly for the Tipperary barony of Clanwilliam. Clanwilliam is bordered by the bar ...

Clarina Village

Clarina is a village in County Limerick in the province of Munster, Ireland. It lies between Mungret and Kildimo on the N69 National Route about 6 miles west of Limerick city close to the River Maigue. The Maigue is a tributary of the River Shann ...

Dromsally

Dromsally trees ") is a townland in the parish of Cappamore, County Limerick, Ireland. It extends from the border with the parish of Murroe to the west and into the village of Cappamore to the east.

Granagh

Granagh is a small village in County Limerick, Ireland located close to the N20 between Croom and Charleville. Granagh is a chapel village. Granagh is noted within County Limerick for its amateur drama society. These have included Sive, Poor Beas ...

Kilcornan

Kilcornan is a civil parish in County Limerick. It is about seventeen kilometres west of Limerick city on the N69. According to the 2011 census of Ireland the population of Kilcornan was 749, an increase of 11.6% since 2006. There is a Catholic c ...

Montpelier, County Limerick

Montpelier is a village and a townland in east County Limerick, Ireland, on the east bank of the River Shannon. It is connected to OBriensbridge across the river in County Clare by a 14-arch stone bridge. The first bridge across the river here wa ...

Murroe

Murroe is located in the north-eastern part of County Limerick, approximately 15 km from Limerick City and close to the County Tipperary border. Nearby towns include Cappamore and Newport. The village is located on the R506 road. It is surrounded ...

Pallaskenry

Pallaskenry is a village in County Limerick, Ireland. Pallaskenry derives its name from Kenry Castle, nowadays known as Shanpallas Castle. Kenry Castle was the original property of Russells as part of the territories or Ardcanny and Chapelrussell ...

Silvermine Mountains

The Silvermine Mountains or Silvermines Mountains are a mountain range in County Tipperary, Ireland. The highest peak of the range is Keeper Hill or Slievekimalta at 694 metres high. Traditionally, the mountains were deemed to be part of the Slie ...

Slieve Felim Mountains

The Slieve Felim Mountains are a mountain range in Munster, Ireland. They cover parts of County Limerick and County Tipperary. Historically, the name "Slieve Felim" meant the whole mountainous area between Murroe, Silvermines, Borrisoleigh and Du ...

Southill, Limerick

Southill is an area in the south of Limerick, Ireland consisting of four housing estates: OMalley Park, Keyes Park, Kincora Park and Carew Park. Unemployment rates in the area as of 2003 were at four times the national average, with only 50% of a ...

Aghalard Castle

Aghalard Castle is a ruined tower castle south of Castlebar, County Mayo, Ireland. Built in c.1490 by the descendants of the McDonnells of Knocknacloy who had become Galloglaigh to the Burkes of Mayo. The castle consisted of a three-storey tower ...

Ardagh, County Mayo

Ardagh is a parish and village in North Mayo, located slightly to the south of Ballina, at Latitude: 54° 5 52 N, Longitude: 9° 13 32 W. The parish takes its name from an ancient ecclesiastical site, which was either a Church or a small monastery, ...

Balla Round Tower

A monastery was founded at Balla by Mo Chua of Balla d. AD 637. The tower is believed to date from the 12th century, judging by the moulding on the lower jambs. The tower was used as a bell-tower in the 19th century.

Ballintubber

Ballintubber, officially Ballintober, is a village in County Mayo, Ireland, known for Ballintubber Abbey which was founded in 1216. The countryside of Ballintubber is set against the against the backdrop of the Partry Mountains.

Ballycong

Ballycong is an area southeast of Ballina, nestled between the River Moy and the Ox Mountains in the parish of Attymass. The peat bogs that dominate the landscape to the east were the inspiration for the Poem by Mark Wheatley, entitled Ballycong ...

Bekan, County Mayo

Bekan or Becan is a small village in eastern County Mayo. Because of the almost entirely rural population, Bekan is traditionally a farming community. The village is off the R323 road between Knock and Ballyhaunis. The local school is St. Josephs ...

Breaffy

Breaffy, officially Breaghwy, is a village in County Mayo, Ireland. It is 3.7km southeast of Castlebar, the county town.

Caher Island

Caher Island, an uninhabited island off the coast of County Mayo in Ireland, is situated between the larger Clare Island and Inishturk.