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Béal Átha an Ghaorthaidh
The former An Óige Youth Hostel
Country Ireland
Province Munster
County County Cork

Ballingeary (Irish: Béal Átha an Ghaorthaidh, pronounced ) is a village in the Shehy Mountains in County Cork, Ireland.[1]

The village is within the Gaeltacht (Irish-speaking area) and has an active Irish-language summer school, Coláiste na Mumhan (The College of Munster). It also hosts a yearly agricultural and horticultural show.

The River Lee rises a few miles west of the village, at Gougane Barra


The National Hillclimb Cycling Championships will be held in the village on 3rd October 2015 see

See also


  1. ^ Placenames Database of Ireland. Béal Átha an Ghaorthaidh. Official name: Béal Átha an Ghaorthaidh. Retrieved: 2011-02-07.

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