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Ballydehob (Béal Átha an dá Chab in Irish, meaning "The ford at the mouth of two rivers") is a village in County Cork. It is located on the coast about 30 kilometres (20 miles) east of Mizen Head, Ireland's south-western tip. It has a reputation for housing artists and craftsmen.
The village's most famous former inhabitant was the wrestler Danno Mahony. He won the NWA World title from Jim Londos in Boston on 30 June 1935, and was known as the "Irish Whip" in celebration of his famous throwing technique. One of the many pubs, The Irish Whip, is in the center of Ballydehob and is named after him. There is a bronze statue which was erected in his honour in 2000.
Ballydehob in known to have more pubs per capita than anywhere else in Ireland.