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Ráth Chormaic
Rathcormac is located in Ireland
Location in Ireland
Coordinates: 52°04′37″N 8°16′55″W / 52.0769°N 8.2819°W / 52.0769; -8.2819Coordinates: 52°04′37″N 8°16′55″W / 52.0769°N 8.2819°W / 52.0769; -8.2819
Country Ireland
Province Munster
County Cork
Elevation 68 m (223 ft)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 1,534
Time zone WET (UTC+0)
 • Summer (DST) IST (WEST) (UTC-1)
Irish Grid Reference W804920

Rathcormac (Irish: Ráth Chormaic, meaning "Cormac's ringfort") is a small town in north County Cork, Ireland. Previously situated on the main Cork to Dublin road (the N8), it was bypassed in 2006 by the M8. The former N8 through Main St is now the R639 regional road.


The Rathcormac massacre occurred at Bartlemy Cross southeast of Rathcormac on 18 December 1834, during the Tithe War.

Carntierna, an Iron Age royal site, is located to the north.


Rathcormac is home to Bride Rovers GAA club. and Rathcormac Gun Club


The Rathcormac Inn Bar and Restaurant, Barrys Bar, Benskin's Bar and O'Coilleans Bar. There is also a tennis court, children's playground, Big Vinnies Chipper, Fitzy's Chipper, Phoenix House Chinese, A beauticians, a petrol station and a Community Hall.


Located in the Blackwater Valley region, Rathcormac has good agriculture due to vast fields and good soil conditions. Sunnyside Fruit Farm is located just outside Rathcormac


Rathcormac is the home village of 2011 Irish General Election Candidate Pa O'Driscoll. In 1842 the Fenian and Australian architect, Joseph Nunan, was born here.[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Census 2011 - Table 7 - Rathcormac
  2. ^ Robyn Taylor, 'Nunan, Joseph Denis (1842–1885)', Australian Dictionary of Biography, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://adb.anu.edu.au/biography/nunan-joseph-denis-13136/text23773, accessed 19 August 2013.