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Healy Pass

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Healy Pass
Location Map ( geo)
20161026-1112 - Healy Pass - 51.7216648N 9.7566936W.jpg
Approaching the top of the pass
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From:  Adrigole Bridge (V811505)
To:  Lauragh Bridge (V775587)
Distance:  12.5 km (7.8 miles)
Cork • Kerry
Highway Authority
Cork County  • Kerry County
On road(s)

Healy Pass (or, fully the Tim Healy Pass) is a mountain pass over the Caha Mountains on the R574 between Cork and Kerry, about halfway along the Beara peninsula. It has a maximum altitude of 334m.

According to an information plate on the top of the pass, it was built in 1847 as a public works project in the famine. The route was improved in 1930 and named after Timothy Michael Healy on 21st April 1931. Tim Healy was born in Co. Cork and was a politician and first Governor General of Ireland. The pass was formerly known as Bealach Scairt (The way of the sheltered caves), which was the name given to the ancient track through the mountains.

At the top of the pass is a café and a shrine.

Healy Pass
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Looking north from Healy Pass - 1960 - Geograph - 1722786.jpgHealy's Pass, looking towards Adrigole - Geograph - 1722378.jpg20161026-1116 - The Healy Pass - Information Sign.jpg20161026-1112 - Healy Pass - 51.7216648N 9.7566936W.jpg20161024-1433 - Adrigole - Road Sign approaching R572 R574 junction - with aerial 51.6936155N 9.7241039W.jpg
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