Halfway, County Cork

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Halfway
Leath Slighe
Town
Motto: "We are United"
Halfway is located in Ireland
Halfway
Halfway
Location in Ireland
Coordinates: 51°48′07″N 8°34′25″W / 51.801967°N 8.573542°W / 51.801967; -8.573542Coordinates: 51°48′07″N 8°34′25″W / 51.801967°N 8.573542°W / 51.801967; -8.573542
Country Ireland
Province Munster
County Cork
Time zone WET (UTC+0)
 • Summer (DST) IST (WEST) (UTC-1)
Irish Grid Reference W605615

Halfway (Irish: Leath Slighe) is a village in County Cork, in Ireland. Halfway got its name from being situated approximately half-way between Cork City and Bandon. However, with today's road infrastructure and the expansion of Cork city, Halfway is now actually closer to Cork than it is to Bandon.

The village is situated 6 miles from Cork Airport, on the L2231, and is just off the N71 and R589 roads (Halfway to Bandon), which is the main road corridor connecting Cork city and West Cork, and eventually onto Kerry.

The Ramble Inn Bar and Lounge host an annual Halfway Vintage Rally, which is an annual meeting of Vintage car owners and lovers. The club meets for this annual event every September, and is based over a weekend. A parade of vintage vehicles is usually conducted through the village, and on the Sunday, a drive is completed, where members drive to a pre-designated location, have lunch and return to the Ramble Inn for celebrations. In the 60's the pub was owned by two ladies......Tommy and Doc.

Halfway formerly had two pubs, however there is now only the Ramble Inn pub. There used to be a shop/petrol station in the village but it has closed and the land is marked for property development. Much of the village has seen a boom in development over the last few years. The Ballinhassig Garda station is also located in the village. There is also A fishing shop in the area.

Road bowling is sometimes played on the national road between the villages of Halfway and Ballinhassig.[1]

There are several Ringforts in the general area.

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