Ballyvourney, meaning “Town of the Beloved”, is a Gaeltacht village in southwest Cork.
The town is associated with Saint Gobnait (statue above) and is the site of her abbey and St. Gobnait’s Well. Her Pattern Day, February 11, is still celebrated by the community.
The school scenes for Song for a Raggy Boy were filmed at Coláiste Iosagán in Ballyvourney.
The film The Wind That Shakes the Barley was also filmed in nearby locations.
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