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Ballyveeney meaning mouth of gentle Ballyveeney is situated about 8km from Mulranny. The river witch flows from Lough an Aifrean (A natural spring), bears the same name. Ballyveeney gets its water supply from Lough an aftrean.
The lake is 604 feet above sea level. The Lake, which is three and a half miles from Ballyveeney Bridge, is in the valley at the base of the Corranabina
Mountain range.the penal times the people used to go up the Mountain to hear mass. On one occasion Soldiers followed them and tried to kill the priest but he jumped into the lake and he swam but the soldiers caught him. It is said that they slaughtered him.

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