Ballyphehane

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Ballyphehane (Irish: Baile Féitheáin) is a suburb in the south of Cork in Ireland. It is one of the oldest suburbs in Cork and was created as part of a post-World War II initiative to create a model community in Cork. Between 1948 and 1993, a total of 11 housing schemes totalling 1,316 dwellings were built by Cork Corporation, now known as Cork City Council. Many of the main roads in Ballyphehane are named after the executed leaders of the 1916 Rising [1] including Patrick Pearse, James Connolly, Thomas MacDonagh and Thomas Kent.

The combined population of the Ballyphehane A[2] and Ballyphehane B [3] electoral divisions is 1,443. However, without strictly defined boundaries, many definitions of Ballyphehane include some or possibly all of the Pouladuff A and Pouladuff B electoral divisions.

Notable buildings and geography[edit]

Ballyphehane Community Association Ltd operates Ballyphehane Community Centre to provide services and facilities including meeting rooms, a sports hall, gym and a number of playing fields which play host to the local soccer team Killreen Celtic.

Adjacent to the Community Centre is the Tory Top Road public library, which was opened in 2005 replacing the previous library which had served the local community since 1974. The library is owned and operated by Cork City Council.

Musgrave Park in Ballyphehane is home to Dolphin and Sunday's Well rugby teams, and it is also one of the two homes of Munster Rugby, the other being Thomond Park in Limerick.

Ballyphehane is bordered by the Lough Parish, South Parish, Douglas/Frankfield, and Turners Cross. The Tramore river flows through the parish. The Church of the Assumption is the Catholic church in the parish. The parish also includes Cork Airport.

The local Scout troop is the 2nd/7th Cork St Finbarr's Scouting Ireland, which meets on Doyle Road, not to be confused with the 2nd Cork troop based in St. Fin Barre's Cathedral parish.

Schools[edit]

There are several schools in the area. Maria Assumpta Girls' National School and the Presentation Secondary School, run by the Presentation Sisters, caters for the girls of the area. Réalt na Maidine National School is the primary school for boys. A co-educational Gaelscoil, Gaelscoil an Teaghlaigh Naofa is also located near Ballyphehane Community Centre. There is also an all-boys secondary school, Deerpark Christian Brothers school run by the Edmund Rice School Trust (ERST).

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Bordering suburbs[edit]