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Rosscarbery (Irish: Ros Ó gCairbre) is a town in County Cork, Ireland. The town is situated on a shallow estuary, which opens onto Rosscarbery Bay. Statistics Province: Munster County Town: Cork Code: C (CK proposed) Area: 7,457 km² Population (2006) 480,909 (including City of Cork); 361,766 (without Cork City) Website: www. ...



Historically, Rosscarbery was a major centre of learning, at one time being a university town, and one of the major cities in Europe, around the 6th century.


Discovered by columbus in 1435, tis a leaper colony since the 18th century! The town itself has witnessed unprecedented growth in recent times, despite the lack of any major industry in the area, and being just outside the commuter belt for the city of Cork. The majority of new housing is holiday accommodation, which results in an annual swell in population during summer months. This article is about the city in the Republic of Ireland. ...

According to the 2006 census, the population of the town is 936.

Places of interest


Today, there is still a cathedral in the town, an unusual feature for what now would be considered a sleepy country town. It is a Church of Ireland cathedral - St. Fachtna's Cathedral. The Church of Ireland's dioceses of Cork, Cloyne and Ross were effectively merged during rationalisation in the 1860s. The bishop of this tridiocese, Paul Colton, spends almost all his time in Cork. St Fachtna's is the smallest cathedral in Ireland. It is the size of a typical parish church. The Church of Ireland (Irish: ) is an autonomous province of the Anglican Communion, operating seamlessly across the border between the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland. ... The current Church of Irelands Bishop of Cork, Cloyne and Ross is the Right Reverend William Paul Colton, B.C.L., Dip. ... The Right Reverend William Paul Colton, B.C.L., Dip. ...


Rosscarbery is a popular tourist destination in the summertime, being in proximity to at least three fine beaches. The nearest of these, the "Warren Beach", is about a mile from the village, and is designated a blue flag beach, along with the nearby Owenahincha beach. A Blue Flag beach is a maritime or freshwater recreational beach that has met stringent quality standards during the whole of the previous bathing season. ...

The Warren Beach has experienced extensive coastal erosion in recent times, but remedial works have been undertaken throughout 2004/2005.


It is the birthplace of one of the greatest leaders of the Irish War of Independence, Tom Barry, and one of the leaders of the Irish Fenian movement, Jeremiah O'Donovan Rossa . There is a house which was putatively his. There is some dispute as to whether 'General' Barry was born in the town. Meda Ryan's biography - the standard reference text on him - states that he was born in Kerry to Cork parents. What is not in dispute is that he spent his formative years in Rosscarbery. A house near the town centre bears a plaque stating that Tom Barry resided there. Barry in his memoirs recalls riding a cow through the main street of the town to amuse other boys. His father beat him for this. This is the only mention Barry makes of his family in his Guerrilla Days in Ireland. Combatants Irish Republic United Kingdom Commanders Michael Collins Richard Mulcahy Cathal Brugha Important local IRA leaders Henry Hugh Tudor Strength Irish Republican Army c. ... Tom Barry is also the name of an Academy Award-nominated screenwriter. ... Fenian is a term used since the 1850s for Irish nationalists (who oppose British rule in Ireland). ... Jeremiah ODonovan Rossa. ...

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A National Secondary Route is a category of road in the Republic of Ireland. ... A directional road sign in the Republic of Ireland on an other road (not a national road) at Portlaoise, County Laois, including patches for national roads and advance warning of bridge height restrictions. ... West Cork (Irish: Iarthar Chorcaí) in south-west Ireland, lies in Irelands largest county, County Cork. ... WGS-84 (GPS) Coordinates: , Irish Grid Reference W381417 Statistics Province: Munster County: Population (2002) 3,698  Website: www. ... This article is about the city in the Republic of Ireland. ... Cork Airport (IATA: ORK, ICAO: EICK) or Aerfort Chorcaí in Irish. ...


The town has a strong tradition of GAA, its local team being Carbery Rangers, founded in 1887. For years, Carbery Rangers had limited success - being beaten by Ilen Rovers in Junior West Cork Finals. However, in November 2003, Carbery Rangers won their first ever football County Junior A title, and subsequently a Junior Munster, Intermediate County, Munster, and All-Ireland titles. The club has since graduated to the senior ranks. For other uses, see GAA (disambiguation). ... Carbery Rangers is a Gaelic football club in Rosscarbery in Cork. ... 1887 (MDCCCLXXXVII) is a common year starting on Saturday (click on link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar or a common year starting on Monday of the Julian calendar. ... Carbery Rangers is a Gaelic football club in Rosscarbery in Cork. ... Ilen Rovers is a Gaelic football club in Cork, Ireland. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Gaelic Football (Irish: Peil, Peil Gaelach or Caid ), commonly referred to as football, or Gaelic , is a form of football played mainly in Ireland. ... The Cork Junior Football Championship is a Gaelic football competition in Cork. ... This is the Second tier Gaelic football team competition organized by the Cork GAA board. ... History: The All-Ireland Intermediate Club Football Championship is a competition started up in 2003 to be played by the winners of the Intermediate Club Championship from each County. ...

Rosscarbery Rowing Club competes at regattas in West Cork and at the Irish Coastal Rowing Federation Championships each August.


See also

This is a link page for cities and towns in the Republic of Ireland, including larger villages, and villages and townlands of note, as well as towns, townships or urban centres in Dublin. ...

External links

  • Rosscarbery website
  • Rosscarbery History

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