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Glounthaune village
Glounthaune village
Glounthaune is located in Ireland
Location in Ireland
Coordinates: 51°54′43″N 8°19′59″W / 51.91202°N 8.33313°W / 51.91202; -8.33313Coordinates: 51°54′43″N 8°19′59″W / 51.91202°N 8.33313°W / 51.91202; -8.33313
CountyCounty Cork
Time zoneUTC+0 (WET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-1 (IST (WEST))
Irish Grid ReferenceW769734

Glounthaune (Irish: An Gleanntán, meaning "the small glen")[1] is a village situated in County Cork, Ireland, some 7 km east of Cork city, on the north shore of Cork Harbour, the estuary of the River Lee.


The village was originally a planned town built in 1810 on a tidal quay wall and named at that time "New Glanmire". It is served by the commuter railway line between Cork and Cóbh. The next station in the Cork direction is Little Island, while towards Cóbh the next stop is at Fota Island. With the reopening, in 2009, of the railway line to Midleton, Glounthaune railway station became the junction between the Cóbh and Midleton lines.


The parish of Glounthaune is the main base for Gaelic Athletic Association club Erin's Own GAA. Erin's Own won the Cork Senior Hurling Championship on three occasions: in 1992, 2006 (defeating Cloyne) and 2007 (defeating Newtownshandrum). Association football (soccer) is also played in Glounthaune, with Glounthaune United A.F.C. fielding teams in the Cork Schoolboys League.[2]

Knockraha Badminton Club train in Glouthaune in Erin's Own GAA hall.[3]

Father Theobald Mathew's Tower[edit]

In 1842, at his own expense, Glounthaune landowner William O'Connor built a castellated neo-Gothic stone tower to commemorate the teetotalist, abolitionist and Irish Famine relief worker Father Theobald Mathew on what was then called Mount Patrick and is now known as Tower Hill in Glounthaune.[4] The tower is still extant and has since been converted into a private residence while retaining many of its original features including a life-sized statue of Father Mathew. The refurbished and modernised tower was sold in 2014.[5]


See also[edit]


  1. ^ "An Gleanntán". Placenames Database of Ireland. Retrieved 5 June 2011.
  2. ^ "Club Contacts". Cork Schoolboys League. Retrieved 2 October 2019.
  3. ^ "Knockraha Area Community Association". Archived from the original on 27 January 2013.
  4. ^ Asenath Nicholson (2017). Annals of the Famine in Ireland in 1847, 1848 and 1849. Ulsterbooks. pp. 184–193.
  5. ^ "The Irish Rapunzel-style castle selling for less than a million". Independent News & Media. 17 January 2014. Retrieved 2 October 2019.
  6. ^ "Microdisney and the village of Cork". RTÉ. 23 January 2018. Retrieved 2 October 2019.
  7. ^ "Club History - Brian Corcoran". Erins Own GAA. Retrieved 2 October 2019.