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"VENTRY, a parish in the barony of Corkaguiny, county Kerry, Ireland, 3 miles S.W. of Dingle. It is situated on the N. side of Dingle Bay, near Dunmore Head, and gives name to a harbour 2 miles long by 1½ mile wide. The village is a coast-guard station and watering-place. At Cahir Trant is a Danish fort, and near Mount Eagle are the ruins of the old castle of the Knight of Kerry. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Limerick, Ardfert, and Aghadoe, value £110. The church has been restored. There are two Roman Catholic chapels and several schools. The Mullins of Burnham House take the title of baron from this place."

"EAGLE MOUNTAIN, in the parish of Ventry, barony of Corkaquiney, county Kerry, province of Munster, Ireland. It is a lofty peak at the entrance of Dingle Bay."

"MOUNT EAGLE, a hamlet in the parish of Ventry, barony of Corkaguiny, county Kerry, Ireland, 5 miles W. of Dingle. In the vicinity is Eagle Hill, which attains an elevation of 745 feet, and where the rare fern Trichomanes speciosum has been found."

[Description(s) from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868)
Transcribed by Colin Hinson ©2003]

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