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Adrigole

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Adrigole, is a village situated on the Beara Peninsula in County Cork, in Ireland. It is centred on the junction of the R572 and R574 regional roads. It has a sparsely distributed population of about 450 people.Adrigole is a scattered village strung approximately 9 km along the north-western shore of Bantry Bay on the scenic south coast of the Beara Peninsula. Looming over it is Hungry Hill (687m, 2,253 ft) with two rock-girt lakes which feed a cascade. Hungry Hill is the highest of the Caha range which forms the spine of the peninsula, and gave its name to Daphne du Maurier's novel about the local copper-mining barons of the 19th century. There is also Adrigole Mountain and the Healy Pass (334m) nearby.Amenities and economyThe main industries in the area are fishing, farming, and tourism. The village has a shop known locally as "Peg's Shop" - which also offers limited postal services. There are also two pubs and a Catholic parish church. The area is served by two national schools, one at the junction of the Healy Pass Road R574 and the main Glengarriff - Castletownbere road R572, and the other further to the north east at Trafrask.The nearest airport is Cork Airport.SportThe local GAA pitch has an all-weather practice field as well as the main pitch and a recently extended and improved clubhouse. The area has a GAA team named Adrigole GAA Club, which won the Cork Intermediate Football Championship in 1979. Adrigole also won the Cork Junior Football Championship in November 2006, beating Grenagh 0-5 to 0-3 in Páirc Uí Rinn.
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