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Firies (officially Fieries; Irish: Na Foidhrí)[1] is a village in County Kerry, Ireland. It is on the R561 road between Farranfore and Castlemaine.[2] The population in 2011 was 491.[3]

Fieries

Na Foidhrí
Village
Firies, Church of St Gertrude
Firies, Church of St Gertrude
Fieries is located in Ireland
Fieries
Fieries
Location in Ireland
Coordinates: 52°10′14″N 09°35′52″W / 52.17056°N 9.59778°W / 52.17056; -9.59778Coordinates: 52°10′14″N 09°35′52″W / 52.17056°N 9.59778°W / 52.17056; -9.59778
Country Ireland
ProvinceMunster
CountyCounty Kerry
Elevation
20.978 m (68.827 ft)
Population
(2016)
 • Total558

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EducationEdit

Opened in 1991, the Firies National School is a rural 15 teacher and Green school.[4]

Firies CastleEdit

On a rock outcrop 855 meters south of the village is the fragmentary remains of a rectangular tower. The ground-floor appears to be occupied by a single chamber which was covered by a rounded vault which is almost entirely fallen. Only part of the walling above ground-floor level survives.[5]

Notable peopleEdit

Bishop Eamonn Casey - Irish clergyman.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Fieries". Placenames Database of Ireland. Retrieved 30 April 2012.
  2. ^ "Fieries" (PDF). Kerry County Council. Retrieved 30 April 2012.
  3. ^ Central Statistics Office, 2012 Census 2011 Population Classified by Area (Formerly Volume One)
  4. ^ "Home Page". Firies National School. Retrieved 31 October 2014.
  5. ^ "Archaeological Survey Database". National Monuments Service. Retrieved 31 October 2014.

External linksEdit

  Media related to Firies at Wikimedia Commons