Killeagh

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Killeagh
Killeagh is located in Ireland
Killeagh
Coordinates: 51°57′0″N 8°0′0″W / 51.95000°N 8.00000°W / 51.95000; -8.00000

Killeagh (Irish: Cill Ia) is a small village located in east County Cork, Munster, Ireland. It is approximately 32 kilometres from Cork city, 10 kilometres west of Youghal and 14 kilometres east of Midleton and is situated on the N25 National Primary route and the former rail line connecting Youghal and Cork.

Demographics[edit]

The population of Killeagh has increased significantly in recent years. The 2006 census recorded a population of 521. This represents a 22.3% increase over the 2002 census, which recorded a population of 426.[1] For some research into the population almost a century ago, look at the census results for 1911 (see link below).

Amenities[edit]

Killeagh has a number of community facilities, including a primary school, church, convenience stores, post office, pharmacy, Garda station, veterinary clinic and public houses, and is served by regular daily bus services, which operate between Waterford, Youghal and Cork City.

The village has some valuable amenity areas including Killeagh GAA grounds [2] and Glenbower Wood [2], which is situated along part of the Dissour River valley to the north of the village.

Places and buildings of note[edit]

There are five buildings or other structures entered in the Record of Protected Structures, including Killeagh Mills, Saint John & Saint Virgilius Catholic Church, the Church of Ireland and Dromdiah Country House and Stables, which is located to the northeast of the village. The Thatch pub has been an unofficial village landmark for many years.

Notable people[edit]

  • Mark Landers, All-Ireland winning captain of Cork in 1999 hurled for Killeagh.
  • Joe Deane, a former squad member of the Cork county panel

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