R668 road (Ireland)

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R668 through Ballylooby

The R668 road is a regional road in Ireland from Lismore, County Waterford to Cahir in South Tipperary, through Clogheen and Ballylooby. The Lismore–Clogheen section is a scenic route through the Vee Gap (Irish: Bóthar na gCorr[1]) in the Knockmealdown Mountains, between Sugarloaf Hill and Knockshanahullion.[2]

In the eighteenth century, the Cahir–Clogheen section was part of the main road from Cashel to Cork city.[3] It was superseded in the early 19th century by the construction of what is now the R639 road between Cahir and Mitchelstown.

The R665 crosses the R668 at Clogheen.[4] At Glentanagree Bridge, the R669 forks off to the south east past Mount Melleray to Cappoquin.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bóthar na gCorr / The Vee". Placenames Database of Ireland. Retrieved 24 June 2012. 
  2. ^ "604241,611894". Mapviewer. Ordnance Survey Ireland. Retrieved 24 June 2012. 
  3. ^ Taylor, George; Andrew Skinner (1778). "Maps of the Roads of Ireland, surveyed 1777". London: G. Terry. Retrieved 24 June 2012. 
  4. ^ "600325,614116". Mapviewer. Ordnance Survey Ireland. Retrieved 24 June 2012. 
  5. ^ "603998,607814". Mapviewer. Ordnance Survey Ireland. Retrieved 24 June 2012.