Crossbarry

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Crossbarry
Crois an Bharraigh
Village
Crossbarry is located in Ireland
Crossbarry
Crossbarry
Location in Ireland
Coordinates: 51°48′07.88″N 08°38′41.06″W / 51.8021889°N 8.6447389°W / 51.8021889; -8.6447389
Country  Ireland
Province Munster
County County Cork
Time zone WET (UTC+0)
 • Summer (DST) IST (WEST) (UTC-1)

Crossbarry (Irish: Crois an Bharraigh)[1] is a small village on the R589 Regional Road in the Innishannon parish, about sixteen kilometres west of Cork City, Republic of Ireland and about ten kilometres east of Bandon. There is a shop, one pub "The Crossbarry Inn", a beautician and a hairdressers. The River Owenabue flows through the village. The West Cork Railway once ran through the village, and Junction railway station served as a connection to Kinsale, just to the east.[2] The Crossbarry Ambush took place at the village during the Irish War of Independence.

Crossbarry has undergone much development and growth, with new houses and businesses. It has two schools nearby: Gurrane and Knockavilla, as well as numerous creche, childcare and playschool facilities. Since the recession development has stopped, with a field previously to be developed on the west side now lying vacant. In 2007 the road from Bandon was improved, cutting through a field and bypassing the Crossbarry Ambush memorial.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Placenames Database of Ireland". Retrieved 16 October 2012. 
  2. ^ "Historic Map of Crossbarry". Ordnance Survey of Ireland. Retrieved 16 October 2012. 

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