Leap, County Cork

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Léim Uí Dhonnabháin
Leap is located in Ireland
Location in Ireland
Coordinates: 51°34′51.28″N 09°08′36.31″W / 51.5809111°N 9.1434194°W / 51.5809111; -9.1434194
Country Ireland
Province Munster
County County Cork
Time zone WET (UTC+0)
 • Summer (DST) IST (WEST) (UTC-1)

Leap (/ˈlɛp/; Irish: Léim Uí Dhonnabháin)[1] is a village in County Cork, Ireland, situated at the north end of Glandore Harbour, several miles inland from the seacoast. Leap is the second biggest village in County Cork after Kiskeam as it has the most acres in townlands.

Its full Irish name means "O'Donovan's Leap" and is derived from the story of a chieftain called O'Donovan, who was pursued by English soldiers, but escaped them by jumping across a ravine at the bottom of the village.

Leap is located on the N71 national secondary road which runs through West cork from Cork city (one hour drive away). It is in the parish of Kilmacabea which also includes Glandore village.[2]

In 1684, Jeremiah O'Donovan (MP Baltimore), Lord of Clan Loughlin, obtained letters patent from Charles II of England. His extensive landholdings in the surrounding countryside were erected into the Manor of O'Donovan's Leap, or the Manor of the Leap.


The village currently has 4 bars, of which 2 serve food and one which is a music venue. It also has a furniture & hardware store, a petrol station/shop,and a hairdresser. There is also a block of flats . There is one fast food diner, and a Gaelic football pitch at the bottom of the village.

Connolly's of Leap, a bar and musical venue closed in 2007, has recently been reopened. It has been a pub since 1810.

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  1. ^ "Placenames Database of Ireland". Retrieved 15 September 2012. 
  2. ^ "Kilmacabea Parish". Retrieved 15 September 2012.