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Lower Aghada Pier
Lower Aghada Pier
Aghada is located in Ireland
Location in Ireland
Coordinates: 51°50′N 8°13′W / 51.833°N 8.217°W / 51.833; -8.217
Country Ireland
CountyCounty Cork
Dáil ConstituencyCork East
EU ParliamentSouth
 • Total1,030
Time zoneUTC+0 (WET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-1 (IST (WEST))

Aghada (Irish: Áth Fhada, meaning "long ford")[2] is a small fishing town in East Cork situated to the south-east of Cork city in County Cork, Ireland. Aghada is the home of the Aghada GAA club. Notable people from the area include Gaelic football manager Conor Counihan,[3] footballers Pearse O'Neill and Kieran O'Connor,[4] and brothers Declan and Ciaran O'Shea of the rock band Cyclefly.[citation needed]

Aghada is also the parish name for the area. Aghada parish consists of several small villages and townlands including Saleen, Scartleigh, Rostellan, Farsid, Upper Aghada, Lower Aghada, Whitegate, Guileen and Ballinrostig. There are several amenity sites in the area, including Rostellan woods and Saleen Creek, as well as a number of beaches such as Inch Bay, White Bay, and Guileen Strand.

Aghada power station was originally built in the early 1980s and produced up to 577 MW through the burning of natural gas and diesel. An additional gas-powered 430 MW CCGT unit was completed in 2010,[5] making Aghada station one of the largest power stations in the Republic of Ireland.[6]

There is a Presbyterian church in Upper Aghada.[7] During World War I the Royal Munster Fusiliers (reserves) were garrisoned in Aghada, and there was a United States Naval Air Station in the area.[8] William Cosgrove, a World War I recipient of the Victoria Cross, is buried in Upper Aghada cemetery.[9]


  1. ^ "Census 2016 - Small Area Population Statistics (SAPMAP Area) - Settlements - Aghada". Census 2016. Central Statistics Office.
  2. ^ "Áth Fhada / Aghada"., Placenames Database of Ireland. Placenames Commission. Retrieved 18 June 2017.
  3. ^ "Conor Counihan: You always challenge yourself to see can you bring the team forward". Journal Media. 10 October 2012.
  4. ^ "Club football games pick of the bunch". Cork Independent. 9 August 2013.
  5. ^ "Aghada - Power Stations - About ESB". Electricity Supply Board. Archived from the original on 30 October 2013.
  6. ^ "New power station becomes Ireland's largest". Landmark Digital. 31 May 2010.
  7. ^ "Aghada Presbyterian Church". Dublin & Munster Presbytery. Retrieved 24 January 2019.
  8. ^ "United States Naval Air Service in Cork, Ireland". Cork Shipwrecks. Retrieved 18 June 2017.
  9. ^ "Aghada Old Cemetery - CO-AGDO-072 - Cosgrove". Historic Graves. Retrieved 18 June 2017.

Coordinates: 51°50′N 8°13′W / 51.833°N 8.217°W / 51.833; -8.217