Ballyduff, County Kerry

Ballyduff, County Kerry

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Ballyduff is a village near Listowel, County Kerry, Ireland. Located on R551 between Ballyheigue and Ballybunion on hills above Cashen Bay where the River Feale flows to the sea at the mouth of the River Shannon. Near Ballyduff at Rattoo, a round tower reaches a height of 28m, with a base circumference of 15m. This is the only complete round tower in Kerry, and possibly dates from the late 10th or early 11th centuries. In the mid-19th century, the tower sat on a raised earth causeway in what was then a swamp. The swamp was drained and the causeway removed in the late 19th century so the fields could be cultivated. On 1 November 1920, the Black and Tans shot local man, John Houlihan, dead and burned the creamery to the ground. Canon William Ferris, the author of "The Gaelic Commonwealth" and many other works, lived here.show more

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  • Paperback | 108 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 7mm | 168g
  • Dict
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 6136623552
  • 9786136623559