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Dún Guairne
Dungourney from the west
Dungourney from the west
Dungourney is located in Ireland
Location in Ireland
Coordinates: 51°58′10″N 8°05′25″W / 51.969553°N 8.090357°W / 51.969553; -8.090357Coordinates: 51°58′10″N 8°05′25″W / 51.969553°N 8.090357°W / 51.969553; -8.090357
Dáil ÉireannCork East
EU ParliamentSouth
Time zoneUTC+0 (WET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-1 (IST (WEST))
Irish Grid ReferenceW930795

Dungourney (Irish: Dún Guairne, meaning "Guairne's fort"[1]) is a village in County Cork, Ireland on the R627 regional road 9 km (5.6 mi) northeast of Midleton. The river Dungourney flows through the village. St. Peter's National School is located in the centre. There is a church in the west of the village and a post office across the road. Rigney Bro's in located a short walk from the school, and there are several roads linking to Midleton, Castlematyr and Tallow.


The Fitzgibbon cup is named after a Dungourney man called Fr. Edwin Fitzgibbon. He was born in 1884 and went to school in the local area. He ventured into the Capuchin Franciscan Order in 1893. In 1938, he died and was buried at the Capuchin cemetery in Rochestown.[2]

  • Kiltha Óg

Kiltha Óg : Kiltha Óg is a combination of Castlemartyr and Dungourney and when the players get to under 16 they split up into Castlemartyr and Dungourney . Kiltha Óg was founded in 2003. Every year Kiltha Óg has a night to celebrate the great work throughout the year and it is called the social.

  • Jamesey Kelleher

Jamesey Kelleher, a Dungourney man, was born in March 1878. Jamesey has been acclaimed by many as one of the greatest hurlers to play for Cork. Jamesey's first recorded game was in the summer of 1892 at the age of fourteen on a 21 aside Dungourney team against Kilcounty. He started out as a goalkeeper and finished out on the backline. He was also a brilliant jockey and won many point to points.

Clonmult ambush[edit]

  • A Clonmult Ambush Poem

On the 20th of February 1921. Our noble Midleton heroes were murdered in Clonmult. For the fighting of their countries cause. To free her they did go. But by the informers of our land. In there graves they are lying low.

It was on a Sunday morning this district they did invade. To search for Irish rebels through many a hill and vale. Surrounded were those boys at last when rifle fire began, and Desmand said ‘Your courage lads we have them nearly done”.

From top of roof and window those lads went on to fight .Till the burning of the cottage and no escape in sight. But still they kept on fighting and the sad news reached old Midleton. That the column was done.

The bravest boys in Ireland this house they did command. Brave Desmond brothers stood there true rebels to the last. And many another mothers son whose hearts were grief with sore. To think that they should be betrays and their hearts blood they let flaw.

Hegarty, you were a brave man and so was Higgins too. Like the rest of the east Cork Martyrs ye were straight firm and true. Not forgetting Paddy O’ Sullivan and more as we all know. Who were executed in Cork prison and their bodies then let low.


  • Farming in Dungourney:

The 3 main types of farming that take place in Dungourney are tillage, beef, and dairy. The main type of farming is dairy which involves farmers milking their cows on their farms and then the milk truck comes and collects the milk every second day. Beef farming involves farmers rearing cattle to approx 2 years of age to supply beef to the local meat factories. Tillage farming involves planting crops of wheat, barley and maize to be harvested and sold to local feed mills and in turn sold back to the beef and dairy farmers .

See also[edit]


  1. ^ A. D. Mills, 2003, A Dictionary of British Place-Names, Oxford University Press
  2. ^ "Interview with Vincent Fitzgibbon, Nephew of Fr. Edwin Fitzgibbon on the centenary of the Fitzgibbon Hurling Cup" Apr 23, 2012. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tlSraeDPujg