Ballyferriter (Baile an Fheirtéaraigh) lies in the extreme westerly quarter of the Dingle Peninsula, near Smerwick Harbour and amid fine scenery. An Irish language school is held here during the summer months.

Some places of interest in the Ballyferriter area are:

Ferriter’s Cove

Ferriter’s Castle: 3km/2 miles north west of Ballyferriter village are the remains of this castle.

Dún an Óir: North of Ballyferriter is the broad inlet of Smerwick Harbour, where on a rock promontory is the old fortress of Dún an Óir, (Fort del Oro/The Golden Fort).

The infamous massacre of Smerwick Harbour took place here in 1580, when over six hundred Spanish, Italian and Irish soldiers, after three days siege, surrendered only to be butchered by Lord Grey’s troops.

Riasc: near Ballyferriter is the Riasc stone and the recently excavated early monastic site.

Address: Ballyferriter, near Dingle, Co. Kerry

Further Information:

Dingle Tourist Office
The Quay
Co. Kerry

Telephone: +353 66 9151188

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