Castlehaven

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Castlehaven
Gleann Bearcháin
Civil parish
Castlehaven is located in Ireland
Castlehaven
Castlehaven
Location in Ireland
Coordinates: 51°32′8″N 9°11′54″W / 51.53556°N 9.19833°W / 51.53556; -9.19833
Country  Ireland
Province Munster
County County Cork
Population (2006)
 • Total 1,189
Time zone WET (UTC+0)
 • Summer (DST) IST (WEST) (UTC-1)

Castlehaven (Irish: Gleann Bearcháin) is a civil parish in County Cork, Ireland. It is located some 75 km south west of Cork City on the coast and is made up of two key towns: Union Hall and Castletownshend.[1] It also contains the hamlets of Rineen and Tragumna. The area is famous for Gaelic football with the local Club claiming local and national honours

History[edit]

The Irish name Gleann Bearcháin was historically anglicised as Glanbarighan, Glanbaraghan and Glanbarrahan.[2] The Battle of Castlehaven was fought in 1601.

Sport[edit]

Castlehaven is a Gaelic football club based in Castlehaven, County Cork, Ireland. It participates in Cork GAA competitions. It has won 5 Cork Senior Football Championships in 1989,1994, 2003, 2012 and 2013. It has also won 3 Munster Senior Club Football Championships in 1989, 1994 and 1997, when they were entered even though they had lost the County Final, due to the ineligibility of divisional side Beara.

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