Tower, County Cork
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Tower (Irish: Teamhair) (Ordnance Survey Ireland name Model Village) is a village in County Cork, Ireland, northwest of Cork city. It is 3 km from Blarney and the two villages are merging along the R617 road and are dormitory towns for Cork city.
The 1845 Ordnance Survey map shows a hamlet called Tower Village at the junction of the townlands of Coolflugh, Kilnamucky, and Cloghphilip in the civil parish of Matehy. By 1902, the Cork and Muskerry Light Railway branch line to Blarney had a station at Tower Bridge. This prompted development of a model village by O'Mahony builders along what is now the Model Village Road. There was further growth in the Celtic Tiger era, with the population growing by 116% between the censuses of 1991 and 2002. It grew more slowly thereafter, reaching 3306 in 2011.
Tower is in the Roman Catholic parish of Inniscarra. It has the largest Centra supermarket in Ireland. There are two pubs: The Huntsman and Aunties Bar. Housing estates include Riverview, Seanacloc, Oakmount, Laureston Crescent and Gleann Na Ri.
- "CD121. Alphabetical list of towns with their population, 2006 and 2011" (PDF). Census 2011. Central Statistics Office. 2012. Retrieved 22 September 2016.
- "Street Map". Mapviewer. Ordnance Survey Ireland. Retrieved 22 September 2016.
- "Cork Sheet 73". Six-inch map. Ordnance Survey Ireland. 9 June 1845. Retrieved 22 September 2016.
- "Cork Sheets 73-02 and 73-03". 25-inch map. Ordnance Survey Ireland. 1 June 1902. Retrieved 22 September 2016.
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