Place:Castlegregory, Killiney, County Kerry, Republic of Ireland

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NameCastlegregory
TypeTown
Located inKilliney, County Kerry, Republic of Ireland
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Castlegregory is a village in County Kerry, Ireland. It is situated on the north side of the Dingle Peninsula, halfway between Tralee and Dingle. Castlegregory has a population of 205 (CSO 2006).

Castlegregory was named after a castle built by Gregory Hoare in the 16th century. It is the capital of Lettragh, whose population is now a quarter of what it was before the Great Irish Famine, and it remains the only place in the area which resembles a real village.

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On the largest of the Magharee islands, Illauntannig (Irish Oileán tSeanaigh), the ruins of a 7th-century monastic site founded by St Senach, stand containing:

  • two oratories
  • three beehive (or Clochan) huts
  • three examples of a leacht (or altar)

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