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Drinagh

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Drinagh (Irish: Draighneach) is a village in County Cork, Ireland. It lies on the R637 road between the towns of Dunmanway and Skibbereen. Drinagh is also close to Rosscarbery and Drimoleague.

Drinagh has a tennis court, two churches, one primary school, two pubs, one grocery stores, a hardware store and a creamery. Curraghalickey lake is located 3 km east of the village and provides the mains water supply for the village.

The local amateur soccer club, Drinagh Rangers A.F.C., was founded in 1983. The club plays its home matches at the Canon Crowley Park, which is located on the R637 Road. The club has men's, women's and underage teams and usually plays in red and black striped kits with plain black shorts and socks. The men's first team has won multiple Premier Division titles and Beamish Cups.

According to the 2016 census, the electoral division in which the village lies had a population of 360.

A jig named in honour of the village, "The Humours of Drinagh", can be found in Matt Cranitch's book, Irish Fiddle Tunes.

Notable people from Drinagh include Sean Hurley who was 29 when he was fatally wounded during the 1916 Easter Rising in Dublin. Fighting with the Four Courts garrison under Commandant Ned Daly, Hurley was involved in some of the heaviest fighting of the Rising, spending the week defending Church Street from repeated British attacks. On 29 April 1916, shortly before the rebels' surrender, Hurley received a gunshot wound to the head and arm and was taken to Fr Matthew Hall for medical hall where he died.

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