Little Island, Cork

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Little Island
An tOileán Beag
Civil Parish
Little Island is located in Ireland
Little Island
Little Island
Location in Ireland
Coordinates: 51°54′00″N 08°21′00″W / 51.90000°N 8.35000°W / 51.90000; -8.35000Coordinates: 51°54′00″N 08°21′00″W / 51.90000°N 8.35000°W / 51.90000; -8.35000
Country Ireland
Province Munster
County County Cork

Little Island, County Cork, is a civil parish and mainly industrial area to the east of Cork city, Ireland.[1] It is no longer an island, since the northern channel separating it from the mainland has filled over. To the west and south is Lough Mahon, part of Cork Harbour; across a channel to the east is Fota Island.


A number of Cork's pharmaceutical companies are based on the island.[2] The main drainage wastewater treatment plant for Cork City was also opened in the area in 2004.[3]

Since the 1990s, development has grown, with retail and commercial spaces opened at Little Island Business Park and East Gate Retail Park.[4] As of 2017, the Little Island Business Association reported that there were approximately 1000 businesses operating in the area.[5]

Cork Golf Club is also based on Little Island.[6]


The N25 Cork–Rosslare road is built on the filled-in channel.

The Cork–Cobh railway line skirts the island to the north and west. It includes Little Island railway station, which opened on 10 November 1859.[7] It has direct rail services to Cork, Cobh, Mallow, and Midleton.


Townlands of Little Island include Ballytrasna, Carrigrenan, Castleview, Courtstown, Harper's Island, Inchera and Wallingstown.[1]


  1. ^ a b "An tOileán Beag". Placenames Database of Ireland. Retrieved 2014-10-20. 
  2. ^ "LIBA Members Directory - Pharma". Little Island Business Association. Retrieved 29 July 2017. 
  3. ^ "Carrigrennan Wastewater Treatment Works Upgrade - Consultant Contract Planning Stage". Office of Government Procurement. Retrieved 29 July 2017. 
  4. ^ "Little Island a business hub". Cork Independent. 9 October 2013. 
  5. ^ "About us". Little Island Business Association. Archived from the original on 25 January 2017. 
  6. ^ "Contact Us". Cork Golf Club. Retrieved 29 July 2017. 
  7. ^ "Little Island station" (PDF). Railscot - Irish Railways. Retrieved 2007-08-31.