Glanmire

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Glanmire

Gleann Maghair
Town
Glanmire is located in Ireland
Glanmire
Glanmire
Location in Ireland
Coordinates: 51°55′N 8°24′W / 51.917°N 8.400°W / 51.917; -8.400Coordinates: 51°55′N 8°24′W / 51.917°N 8.400°W / 51.917; -8.400
CountryIreland
ProvinceMunster
CountyCounty Cork
Elevation
44 m (144 ft)
Population
 (2006)[1]
8,385
 (estimated)
Time zoneUTC+0 (WET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-1 (IST (WEST))

Glanmire (Irish: Gleann Maghair) is a town nine kilometres outside Cork, in the civil parish of Rathcooney, County Cork, Ireland.[2]

The greater Glanmire area encompasses the communities of Riverstown (Baile Roisín), Brooklodge (Cill Ruadháin) and Sallybrook (Áth na Sailí).

History[edit]

The R639 road through Glanmire village.

Glanmire's history dates to early Christian Ireland,[3] with the nearby church site at Rathcooney in use since 1291.[4] The stone bridge located in Riverstown dates to c.1760.[5] At the parish church located on a hill above the village, Sarah Curran, lover of the hanged Robert Emmet, married Captain Henry Sturgeon in 1805.[6]

In the 1800s Glanmire was a small yet industrialised village with woolen factories and mills lining the banks of the river Glashaboy.[7] The town expanded substantially in the late 20th century.

Education[edit]

There are six primary schools serving the Glanmire area. These include Scoil na nÓg (An Irish Language, boarding and day boarding Primary School, founded in 1958),[8] Scoil Naomh Micheál (Saint Michael's - Upper Glanmire), Scoil Naomh Iosaf (Saint Joseph's - Riverstown), Scoil Chill Ruadháin (Brooklodge Primary School), New Inn and Gaelscoil Uí Drisceoil which opened in 2006.[9]

Glanmire has two secondary schools. Glanmire Community College (GCC), established in 1997,[10] is located on a twelve-acre site. Coláiste an Phiarsaigh, opened in 1973, is located in Glanmire Village.[11] It has around 550 students - both day students and weekly boarders. Coláiste an Phiarsaigh is part of the Gaelachas Teoranta Organisation.[11]

Irish language[edit]

There are several Irish language schools in the Glanmire area, with approximately 300 pupils attending the Gaelscoil (primary) and 550 in the Gaelcholáiste (secondary).[12][13] Gaelachas Teoranta also hosts residential summer courses in Irish,[14] and there is a "mini-Gaeltacht" in Ard Bharra whose founders include musician Tomás Ó Canainn.[citation needed] "The Miller of Glanmire" is a jig named for the town.[15]

Churches[edit]

Glanmire Parish extends from midway on Tivoli dual carriageway to within three miles of Watergrasshill, thence to White's Cross via Templemichael.

There are two Catholic churches in the Glanmire: Saint Michael's church in Upper Glanmire and St Joseph's in Riverstown. St. Michael's was dedicated and reopened for worship in 1808 following restructuring.[16] The bi-centenary of this church was celebrated in 2008, and a special Mass of Thanksgiving was celebrated with Bishop John Buckley as principal celebrant.[16] St. Joseph's is the Glanmire Parish Church and was dedicated in 1837.[17] Both St. Joseph's and St. Michael's are built on or near the sites of pre-penal times churches.[18]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Table 3.9: Population and Households – Glanmire". Cork County Development Plan (PDF) (Report). Cork County Council. December 2007. p. 46. Archived from the original (PDF) on 20 February 2017.
  2. ^ The 2006 Cork County Development Plan Archived 2017-02-20 at the Wayback Machine estimated Glanmire's population as 8,385. A post 2011 Electoral Area Boundary Committee submission Archived 2017-02-20 at the Wayback Machine gave an estimated population as c.10,000. A 2004 Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment release gave the population of unqualified "surrounding areas" as 15,498.
  3. ^ "Glanmire a Haven of History". Cork Independent. 18 July 2013. Retrieved 19 February 2017.
  4. ^ "Rathcooney Walk - Rathcooney Parish Church & Graveyard" (PDF). Glanmire Area Community Association. Retrieved 19 February 2017.
  5. ^ "Riverstown Bridge, Riverstown, County Cork". Buildings of Ireland. National Inventory of Architectural Heritage. Retrieved 19 February 2017.
  6. ^ "Sarah Curran and the Robert Emmet Link". United Diocese of Cork, Cloyne and Ross. Retrieved 19 February 2017. Sarah Curran [...] fell in love with the United Irishman Robert Emmet [..and..] moved to Cork where in 1805 she married Captain Henry Sturgeon in the Church of St. Mary and All Saints, Glanmire
  7. ^ "Glanmire". Topographical Dictionary of Ireland (1837). Samuel Lewis. 1837 – via Irish Ancestors (www.johngrenham.com).
  8. ^ "Scoil na nÓg, Glanmire, Co. Cork". Gaelscoileanna.ie. Retrieved 19 February 2017.
  9. ^ Whole School Evaluation Report - Gaelscoil Uí Drisceoil, Glanmire, Co Cork (PDF) (Report). Department of Education and Skills. 13 May 2011. Gaelscoil Uí Drisceoil is an all-Irish, multi-denominational primary school [..] established in 2006
  10. ^ "Information > About Us". Glanmire Community College. Archived from the original on 20 February 2017. Retrieved 19 February 2017.
  11. ^ a b "Coláiste an Phiarsaigh, Glanmire, Co. Cork". Gaelscoileanna.ie. Retrieved 19 February 2017.
  12. ^ "School board sacked for enrolling extra class without approval". Irish Examiner. 13 February 2013. Gaelscoil Uí Drisceoil in Glanmire, Co Cork [..] now has around 300 pupils up to fifth class
  13. ^ "Colaiste An Phiarsaigh, Glanmire, Co Cork". Schooldays.ie. Retrieved 8 September 2018. Enrolment: Boys: 257 Girls: 283 (2017/18)
  14. ^ "Coláiste Samhraidh Glanmire". Gaelachas Teoranta. Archived from the original on 11 March 2016.
  15. ^ Matt Cranitch (2013). Irish Fiddle Tunes. Schott. ISBN 9781847612410.
  16. ^ a b "St Michael's Church". Glanmireparish.ie. Retrieved 19 February 2017.
  17. ^ "Glanmire - St. Joseph's Church". Diocese of Cork and Ross. Retrieved 19 February 2017.
  18. ^ "St Joseph's Church". Glanmireparish.ie. Retrieved 19 February 2017.