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 FeiritÃ©ar family who settled in Ard na Caithne in the late medieval period and of whom the seventeenth-century poet and executed leader, Piaras FeiritÃ©ar, remains the most famous member. The older Irish name for the village An B[h]uailtÃn 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, MÃºsaem 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 DÃºn an Ãir , 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, Ãamon Ã CuÃv declared that on maps and signage the Irish name, Baile an FheirtÃ©araigh, must be used. References[edit sourceÂ | 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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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
30 Dun an Oir, Dingle, Ballyferriter, Co. Kerry
30 Dun an Oir is a holiday home with a patio, set in Ballyferriter, 1.8 km from Gallarus Oratory. You can fire up the barbecue for a tasty meal and enjoy the garden in fair weather. Free private parking is available on site.
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.
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.