Knocknagree

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Knocknagree
Cnoc na Graí
Town
Knocknagree Church
Knocknagree Church
Knocknagree is located in Ireland
Knocknagree
Knocknagree
Location in Ireland
Coordinates: 52°07′22.33″N 09°12′31.43″W / 52.1228694°N 9.2087306°W / 52.1228694; -9.2087306
Country Ireland
Province Munster
County County Cork
Time zone WET (UTC+0)
 • Summer (DST) IST (WEST) (UTC-1)

Knocknagree (Irish: Cnoc na Graí [1] (the hill of the hare), is located in the north-west of County Cork in Ireland. Located on the R582 (Ballydesmond to Macroom) regional road it is 5 km north of Rathmore. It is approximately one mile from the Cork-Kerry border, and looks south towards the Blackwater River. Across the Blackwater River is Gneeveguilla, one of the nearest villages on the other side of border with County Kerry.

The village has in 2004-2005 seen extensive redevelopment on the expansive "Fairfield" or Village Green. Before the advent of the modern cattle-mart it was the venue of one of the largest livestock markets in Munster. The monthly "fair" as it was known died out in the 1970s.

The village is near the southern edge of the area known as Sliabh Luachra (rush mountain), a bastion of traditional Irish fiddle music.

History[edit]

On February 7, 1921, Michael J. Kelleher, aged 14, who while playing with other boys of his own age, ran away on the approach of military lorries and was shot dead. Two other boys, aged 8 and 11 years, were wounded.[2]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Placenames Database of Ireland
  2. ^ Congressional Serial Set. Washington D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office. 1921. p. 29. 

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