Béal Átha an Ghaorthaidh
The former An Óige Youth Hostel
Location in Ireland
Ballingeary (Irish: Béal Átha an Ghaorthaidh, pronounced [bʲial̪ˠ ɑhən̪ˠ ˈɣʷeːrˠhiɡʲ]) is a village in the Shehy Mountains in County Cork, Ireland.
The village is located within the Muskerry Gaeltacht (Irish-speaking area). According to the 2016 census, over 42% of the population speak Irish on a daily basis outside the education system. It has an active Irish-language summer school, Coláiste na Mumhan (College of Munster), which was attended by Thomas MacDonagh in the summer of 1906. It also hosts a yearly agricultural and horticultural show.
The River Lee rises a few kilometres west of the village, at Gougane Barra Park.
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