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Ballyferriter, Co. Kerry

Ballyferriter ,), is a Gaeltacht village in County Kerry, Ireland. It is in the west of the Corca Dhuibhne peninsula and according to the 2002 census, about 75% of the town's population speak the Irish language on a daily basis. The village is named after the Norman-Irish Feiritéar family who settled in Ard na Caithne in the late medieval period and of whom the seventeenth-century poet and executed leader, Piaras Feiritéar, remains the most famous member. The older Irish name for the village An B[h]uailtín is still used locally.

The village lies at the base of Croaghmarhin hill near Cuan Ard na Caithne on the Dingle peninsula, on the R559 regional road which loops around the west of the peninsula, beginning and ending in Dingle Town. It has three pubs and one hotel. It also has a school, church, museum, Músaem Chorca Dhuibhne, the offices of the local co-op, Comharchumann Forbartha Chorca Dhuibhne, and a Garda station. The village is alive with Irish students throughout the summer, both youngsters and adults, as courses are held in the local national school and in other venues in the village. UCC also owns a house there that facilitates year-long study for students at a higher level.

Between Ballyferriter and Smerwick Harbour is Dún an Óir , an Iron Age promontory fort, which was the location of the Siege of Smerwick, an infamous massacre in 1580. A 600-strong Spanish and Italian papal invasion force which had come as part of the Second Desmond Rebellion of James Fitzmaurice Fitzgerald were besieged and massacred by the English crown forces of Arthur Grey, 14th Baron Grey de Wilton.

Under a placenames order in 2004, the Minister for the Gaeltacht, Éamon Ó Cuív declared that on maps and signage the Irish name, Baile an Fheirtéaraigh, must be used.[citation needed] References[edit source | edit] ^ Placenames Database of Ireland

Ballyferriter is the home of the Manning family when the first O'Mannion came here after being chased from the North by the English. This knowledge is from Denis Manning inhabitant of Ballyferriter who told me the oral family history.
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Bus to Ballyferriter

  • Bus routes operated by Bus ireann:
    • 275A:
      • Dingle (The Quay Opp Super Valu) - Dunquin (Krugers Bar)
      • Dunquin (Krugers Bar) - Dingle (The Quay Super Valu)

Things to See and Do in Ballyferriter

Ballyferriter Butterfly Farm

Ballyferriter, Co. Kerry, Ireland
Butterfly World is set in the grounds of Ostan Granville. There are over 330 species between the Native butterfly house and the Tropical house. Other insects and reptiles on display also.

Corca Dhuibhne Regional Museum Corca Dhuibhne Regional Museum

Músaem Chorca Dhuibhne, Baile an Fheirtéaraigh, Co Kerry, Ireland
A visit here is recommended before you go out to explore the archaeological wonders of the area. The displays include geology, history and the rich archaeological heritage. Travelling and temporary exhibitions are staged from time to time.

Hotels in Ballyferriter

Dingle Peninsula Hotel, Óstán Chorca Dhuibhne Dingle Peninsula Hotel, Óstán Chorca Dhuibhne

Gallarus Cross, Ballyferriter, V92DW40, Co. Kerry
Featuring free WiFi, Dingle Peninsula Hotel, Óstán Chorca Dhuibhne offers accommodation in Ballyferriter. Guests can enjoy the on-site bar. Free private parking is available on site. All rooms come with a flat-screen TV.

Hotel Ceann Sibeal Hotel Ceann Sibeal

Slea Head Drive, An Bhualtin, Ballyferriter, Co. Kerry
Ceann Sibéal Hotel is in the centre of Ballyferriter on the Dingle Peninsula, halfway along Slea Head Drive with its breathtaking views. Enjoy beautifully decorated, spacious rooms and traditional cuisine made from local ingredients.

Hostels in Ballyferriter

Dun Chaoin Youth Hostel Dun Chaoin Youth Hostel

Dún Chaoin, Baile an Fhéirteiraigh, Ballyferriter, Co. Kerry
Situated on the Dingle Peninsula, the Dun Chaoin Youth Hostel holds the title for being the most westerly hostel in Europe. It is just 8 km from Ballyferriter and offers a self-catering kitchen and a dining room, overlooking the Blasket Islands.

Self-Catering Accommodation in Ballyferriter

Radharc Na Graige Radharc Na Graige

s/n Graigue Ballyferriter, Dingle, Co. Kerry
Offering a garden, Radharc Na Graige is situated in Dunquin, 13 km from Dingle. Free WiFi is available . All units feature a cable TV. There is also a dining area and a kitchen equipped with a dishwasher, an oven, and a microwave.

Tigh Jaic Tigh Jaic

Ballyoughtra, Ballyferriter, Co. Kerry
Tigh Jaic offers pet-friendly accommodation in Ballyferriter, 1.9 km from Gallarus Oratory. Guests benefit from free WiFi and private parking available on site. The kitchen comes with a dishwasher and an oven, as well as a coffee machine.

Tigh Sheamais Tigh Sheamais

Farran, Ballyferriter, Co. Kerry
Featuring a garden with a barbecue, Tigh Sheamais is a detached holiday home set in Ballyferriter in the Kerry Region. It provides free private parking. Free WiFi is featured . Towels and bed linen are provided in this holiday home.

Restaurants in Ballyferriter

Caife Na Cille Caife Na Cille

Baile 'n Fhirtearaigh, Ballyferriter, Co. Kerry

Ostan Ceann Sibeal Ostan Ceann Sibeal

Ballyferriter, Dingle, Co. Kerry

Smerwick Harbour Hotel Smerwick Harbour Hotel

Ballyferriter, Dingle, Co. Kerry

Tigh An Tsaorsaigh Tigh An Tsaorsaigh

Ballyferriter, Dingle Peninsula, Co. Kerry

Tigh UI Chathain

Ballyferriter, Dingle, Killarney, Co. Kerry

Tigh Ui Mhurchu Tigh Ui Mhurchu

Ballyferriter, Dingle Peninsula, Co. Kerry

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