Place:Ventry, County Kerry, Republic of Ireland

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NameVentry
Alt namesCeann Trásource: Wikipedia
TypeParish
Coordinates52.133°N 10.367°W
Located inCounty Kerry, Republic of Ireland
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


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Ceann Trá (known in English as Ventry, an anglicization of Fionntrá) is a Gaeltacht village in County Kerry, Ireland. Located on the Dingle Peninsula, 7 kilometres west of Dingle, the village of Ventry was once the main port of the peninsula. Due to its long sandy beach, Ceann Trá is now a popular tourist destination.


Six kilometres west of Ceann Trá are the ruins of Dunbeg (An Dún Beag), an Iron Age promontory fort on the edge of a steep cliff. Near Dunbeg is Kilvickadownig, home to other archeologial ruins, including examples of the beehive house and the grave of Caol or Cháil Mic Crimthainn, the last to die in the Battle of Ventry from the well-known Fenian Cycle myths.

A site of interest in Ceann Trá parish is Rahinnane Castle, which was the residence of the Knight of Kerry. The Knight of Kerry lived there until Cromwellian times. The castle was built on the site of an old ringfort. The ringfort was built up and a second added with walls of six metres (20 feet), giving the appearance that there may have been a moat, although there never was one. Rahinnane Castle still has its very tiny, narrow, stone stairs, from the first to second floors, which can be carefully climbed.

Ceann Trá was home to Páidí Ó Sé, the well-known Kerry footballer, who owned a pub across from the parish church until his death in 2012.[1] Canon James Goodman, the music collector, was raised in Ceann Trá.

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