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An Seangharraí
Shanagarry Castle
Shanagarry Castle
Shanagarry is located in Ireland
Location in Ireland
Coordinates: 51°51′07.56″N 08°02′03.85″W / 51.8521000°N 8.0344028°W / 51.8521000; -8.0344028
CountyCounty Cork
Dáil ÉireannCork East
EU ParliamentSouth
Time zoneUTC+0 (WET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-1 (IST (WEST))

Shanagarry (Irish: An Seangharraí, meaning 'the old garden')[2] is a village in east County Cork in Ireland. The village is located on Ireland's south coast, approximately 35 kilometres east of Cork, and is known for the Ballymaloe Cookery School, in the home and gardens of celebrity chef Darina Allen. Also resident here is Darina's daughter-in-law Rachel Allen, another well known chef. Shanagarry Castle passed to the family of William Penn in the 1660s; it was his occasional residence before he left for Pennsylvania and started his Holy Experiment.[3] Also to be found in Shanagarry is the historic Old Road, an ancient Irish causeway and home to the original residents of the village. This is also the home village of the Russell Rovers hurling and football teams. The teams are made up of people from Shanagarry, Ballycotton and Churchtown South.

Surrounding area[edit]

About 2 km from Shanagarry, just off the road to Ballycotton, lies Ballynamona beach. The surrounding land is a sanctuary for wildlife and is home to herons, oystercatchers and whitethroats.[citation needed] There are views of Ballycotton Bay from the beach.

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  1. ^ "Census 2016 - Small Area Population Statistics (SAPMAP Area) - Settlements - Shanagarry". Census 2016. Central Statistics Office.
  2. ^ "Placenames Database of Ireland". Retrieved 7 October 2012.
  3. ^ Power, Denis (1994). Archaeological Inventory of County Cork: Volume 2: East and South Cork. Dublin: Stationery Office. p. 231. ISBN 0707603234.

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