Some Monuments in the Area of Ballingeary curated by Liam Twomey

The Battle of Keimeneigh

The Pass of Keimaneigh is a precipitous ravine between the peaks of Foilstookeen and Doughill in the Caha Mountains between Macroom and Bantry.

Máire Bhuí Ní Laoghaire (1774–1849) was a local Irish poet living near Céim an Fhia/Keimaneigh who wrote the poem ‘Cath Chéim an Fhia’.

She was illiterate but her songs and poems survived via the oral folk tradition of the area, as did compositions by her contemporaries such as Antoine Ó Raifteiri.
Her best-known composition is Cath Chéim an Fhia (The Battle of Keimaneigh), which graphically records a fight between the local yeoman militia and the Whiteboys in 1822.

The events are detailed as gaelige by the Ballingeary Historical Society in their 1996 Journal available here

Which may have come from the story told by Pádraig Ó Murchadha from Céim an Fhiaidh, Béal Átha'n Ghaorthaidh school link below