Lower Aghada Pier
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Aghada (Irish: Áth Fhada, meaning "long ford") is a small fishing town 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, footballers Pearse O'Neill and Kieran O'Connor, and brothers Declan and Ciaran O'Shea of the rock band Cyclefly.
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, 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, making Aghada station one of the largest power stations in the Republic of Ireland.
There is a Presbyterian church in Upper Aghada. 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. William Cosgrove, a World War I recipient of the Victoria Cross, is buried in Upper Aghada cemetery.
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