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Derrynane, officially Darrynane (Irish: Doire Fhíonáin, meaning 'oak-wood of Fíonán'), is a small village in the civil parish of Kilcrohane in County Kerry, Ireland. It is located on the Iveragh peninsula, just off the N70 national primary road near Caherdaniel on the shores of Derrynane Bay.
Saint Fionan founded a monastery in the area in the 6th century.
Places of interest
- Benoîte Groult (1920–2016), a French journalist, writer, and feminist activist had a holiday home in Derrynane and spent the summer there from 1977 till 2003. The French president François Mitterrand visited her there in 1988;
- Eibhlín Dubh Ní Chonaill, was another member of the O'Connell clan and a noted poet and the composer of Caoineadh Airt Uí Laoghaire.
- "Doire Fhíonáin / Darrynane". logainm.ie. Irish Placenames Commission. Retrieved 20 July 2022.
- "Derrynane History". My Derrynane. Archived from the original on 13 May 2008. Retrieved 27 June 2008.
- "Derrynane National Historic Park and Gardens". derrynanehouse.ie. Office of Public Works. Retrieved 17 August 2020.
- "Derrynane GAA". Derrynane GAA website. Retrieved 27 June 2008.