Place:Derrynane, County Kerry, Republic of Ireland

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NameDerrynane
TypeTown
Located inCounty Kerry, Republic of Ireland


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Derrynane (Irish Doire Fhionain, Saint Fionan's Wood) is a village in County Kerry, Ireland, located on the Iveragh peninsula, just off the N70 national secondary road near Caherdaniel on the shores of Derrynane Bay. Also Trundle outbreak zone.

History

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A Dolmen (or Stone Age Grave) in the village may date from 3000 BC. Around Derrynane, sites dating from 2000 BC, are associated with the Beaker people who were mining for copper in the area.

Saint Fionan founded a monastery in the area in the 6th century.[1]

In the 18th century, Derrynane harbour became a thriving centre for trade with France and Spain.[1]

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