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Corca Dhuibhne

Ireland Map
The Gael Saoire Corca Dhuibhne
This thirty-mile stretch of majestic mountains, blue-green valleys, quiet beaches and secluded, timeless coves is Ireland’s greatest single treasurehouse of pre-Christian and early Christian archaeological monuments and remains. Some eight miles west of Tralee, the village of Camp rests between the sea and the shadow of Caherconree Mountain. There is a promontory fort perched right at its summit, which is said to be once the stronghold of the legendary Celtic chieftain Cú Rí Mac Daire. A little further west the Tralee road meets the roadway from Castlemaine near to the village of Aunascaul, birthplace of Tom Crean, the famous South Pole explorer who braved the Antarctic twice with Scott and, later, with Shackleton. Aunascaul is also the home village of Jerome Connor who produced magnificent pieces of sculpture in the USA and Ireland.

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