Ballyferriter is a Gaeltacht village in Co Kerry. It is located in the west of the Dingle Peninsula, around 11.5km from Dingle and 6km from Ventry, both of which can be accessed by bus. The village is named after the Norman-Irish Feiritéar family who settled in Ard na Caithne in the late medieval period. The village lies at the base of Croaghmarhin hill near Cuan Ard na Caithne (formerly also called Smerwick harbour) on the Dingle peninsula, on the R559 regional road which loops around the west of the peninsula, beginning and ending in Dingle Town. It has three pubs and one hotel. It also has a school, church, museum, Músaem Chorca Dhuibhne, the offices of the local co-op, Comharchumann Forbartha Chorca Dhuibhne, and a Garda station. UCC also owns a house there that facilitates year-long study for students at a higher level.