Dún An Óir (Fort Del Oro) | Ballyferriter, Co Kerry

Smerwick sowed with the mouthing corpses Of six hundred papists, ‘as gallant and good Personages as ever were beheld.’ –Seamus Heaney, from “Ocean’s Love to Ireland,” 1974 Dún An Óir witnessed a horrific massacre of Italian and Spanish troops and Irish men and women at the hands of the English. On the 10th of September […]

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Dún An Óir (Fort Del Oro) – Ballyferriter, Co Kerry

Smerwick sowed with the mouthing corpses Of six hundred papists, ‘as gallant and good Personages as ever were beheld.’ –Seamus Heaney, from “Ocean’s Love to Ireland,” 1974 Dún An Óir witnessed a horrific massacre of Italian and Spanish troops and Irish men and women at the hands of the English. On the 10th of September […]

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Dún An Óir (Fort del Oro), Ballyferitter, Co Kerry

Smerwick sowed with the mouthing corpses Of six hundred papists, ‘as gallant and good Personages as ever were beheld.’ –Seamus Heaney, from “Ocean’s Love to Ireland,” 1974 Dún An Óir witnessed a horrific massacre of Italian and Spanish troops and Irish men and women at the hands of the English. On the 10th of September […]

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Dún An Óir (Fort del Oro), Ballyferriter, Co Kerry

Smerwick sowed with the mouthing corpses Of six hundred papists, ‘as gallant and good Personages as ever were beheld.’ –Seamus Heaney, from “Ocean’s Love to Ireland,” 1974 There is today little left to see at the Ard na Caithne (Smerwick) headland known as Dún An Óir. Scant evidence remains of the original Iron Age fort […]

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