Eyeries

Eyeries

Eyeries is a village on the Beara Peninsula in County Cork, Ireland overlooking Coulagh Bay and the mouth of the Kenmare River in the south-west. It lies at the base of Maulin, which, at , is the highest peak in the Slieve Miskish mountain range that forms part of the backbone of the peninsula. Eyeries was the location for the shooting of the film The Purple Taxi (1977) starring Fred Astaire, Peter Ustinov, and Charlotte Rampling, and also the 1998 TV series Falling for a Dancer, a dramatisation of life and love in 1930s Ireland based on the novel by Deirdre Purcell.

Nearby is the Ballycrovane Ogham stone, the tallest known, standing high and bearing the inscription 'MAQI DECCEDDAS AVI TURANIAS' which translates as '(The stone of) the son of Deich the descendant of Torainn'. Neither of these two people are known to Irish history.

References

  • The Automobile Association (AA) "Illustrated Road Book of Ireland", Dublin, 1966.
  • Harbison, Peter, "Guide to the National Monuments of Ireland", Gill & Macmillan, Dublin, 1975.

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