Rocky Island (Cork)

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Rocky Island
Native name: Oileán Cathail
Rocky Island
Rocky Island
Rocky Island is located in island of Ireland
Rocky Island
Rocky Island
Location County Cork, Ireland
Coordinates 51°50′14″N 8°18′05″W / 51.83722°N 8.30139°W / 51.83722; -8.30139
Province Munster
County Cork
Water body Cork Harbour
Additional information
Location of Rocky Island within Cork Harbour

Rocky Island (Irish: Oileán Cathail)[1] is located in Cork Harbour, Ireland. Situated between the naval base on Haulbowline Island and the mainland, a magazine store was constructed on the island by the Board of Ordnance in 1808.[2][3] Used for military storage into the 20th Century, the stores were re-purposed for use by Irish Steel until 2002. It was redeveloped between 2005 and 2007,[4] and is now home to the Island Crematorium, the first crematorium in the Republic of Ireland outside of Dublin.[5]

Two bridges connect Rocky Island with the mainland and with Haulbowline. The bridges carry the single lane L2545 roadway.[citation needed]


  1. ^ "Placenames Commission Database entry - Oileán Cathail / Rocky Island". Irish Placenames Commission. Retrieved 24 August 2014. 
  2. ^ "Island Crematorium - History". Retrieved 24 August 2014. 
  3. ^ "The Island Crematorium, Rocky Island, County Cork". Buildings of Ireland: National Inventory of Architectural Heritage. Retrieved 24 August 2014. 
  4. ^ "Projects - Conservation - Former Magazine, Rocky Island, Co. Cork". Jack Coughlan Associates. Architects and Conservation Consultants. Retrieved 24 August 2014. 
  5. ^ "Rocky Island, Cork Harbour". Cork City Library. Retrieved 24 August 2014.