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An Eatharla
Aherla is located in Ireland
Location in Ireland
Coordinates: 51°51′26″N 8°44′20″W / 51.85722°N 8.73889°W / 51.85722; -8.73889Coordinates: 51°51′26″N 8°44′20″W / 51.85722°N 8.73889°W / 51.85722; -8.73889
CountyCounty Cork
Time zoneUTC+0 (WET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-1 (IST (WEST))

Aherla (Irish: An Eatharla)[2] is a small village in County Cork, Ireland, with a population of approximately 570.[1] It is in the townlands of Aherla More and Rathard. Aherla is built on a limestone shelf typical of County Cork's ridges and valleys.

The area features a number of historical sites and is part of the parish of Kilmurry in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Cork and Ross.[3] Though the population of the village is predominantly catholic,[1] it has a Church of Ireland church, but no Catholic church. Notable residents from the area include author and scientist Daphne Pochin Mould (1920-2014),[4] and poet and historian Eoghan an Mhéirín Mac Cárthaigh (1691–1756).[5]


The village of An Eatharlach (The Glen) is situated in Kilbonane, Muskerry East, in south County Cork,[6] it lies between Cork City and Macroom - each being approximately 20 km away. Cloughduv and Crookstown are 4 km and 6.5 km respectively to the west, Farran 3.5 km to the north and Killumney 5 km at the Cork and Ballincollig side. The village of Aherla sits between the hills that frame the Bride River valley.


  1. ^ a b c "Sapmap Area: Settlements Rathard-Aherla". Census 2016 Small Area Population Statistics. CSO. Retrieved 11 December 2017.
  2. ^ "An Eatharla". Placenames Database of Ireland. Retrieved 7 February 2011. Cite web requires |website= (help)
  3. ^ "Kilmurry Parish Villages". Kilmurry Parish. Retrieved 4 February 2011. Cite web requires |website= (help)
  4. ^ "Photographer and pilot who lived many lives". Irish Times. 2 May 2014. Retrieved 11 December 2017. Cite web requires |website= (help)
  5. ^ "Biography: MAC CÁRTHAIGH, Eoghan (1691–1756)". Ainm.ie (in Irish). Dublin City University. Retrieved 11 December 2017.
  6. ^ "East Muskerry > Kilbonane Civil Parish > Kilbonane Electoral Division > Aherla". Townlands.ie. Retrieved 11 December 2017. Cite web requires |website= (help)

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