Inniscarra Dam

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Inniscarra Dam
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Inniscarra Dam is located in Ireland
Inniscarra Dam
Location of Inniscarra Dam in Ireland
Coordinates 51°54′00″N 8°39′43″W / 51.90000°N 8.66194°W / 51.90000; -8.66194Coordinates: 51°54′00″N 8°39′43″W / 51.90000°N 8.66194°W / 51.90000; -8.66194
Status Operational
Construction began February 1953
Dam and spillways
Type of dam Buttress
Height 45 m (148 ft)
Length 247 m (810 ft)
Power Station
Commission date 1957
Turbines 1 x 15 MW, 1 x 4 MW Kaplan-type[1]
Installed capacity 19 MW

Inniscarra Dam is a buttress dam located on the River Lee in County Cork, Ireland. Construction of the dam started in February 1953. It is owned and operated by the ESB Group. It has a generation capacity of 19 MW.[2]


  1. ^ "Hydroelectric Power Plants in Ireland". IndustCards. Retrieved 9 June 2012.
  2. ^ Kieran McCarthy (12 June 2008). "In the Footsteps of St Finbarre (Part 120) Building Inniscarra Dam". Cork Independent. Retrieved 9 June 2012.