Tower, County Cork

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Tower is located in Ireland
Location in Ireland
Coordinates: 51°55′N 8°36′W / 51.92°N 8.6°W / 51.92; -8.6Coordinates: 51°55′N 8°36′W / 51.92°N 8.6°W / 51.92; -8.6
Country Ireland
Province Munster
County County Cork
Elevation 40 m (130 ft)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Urban 3,306
Time zone WET (UTC+0)
 • Summer (DST) IST (WEST) (UTC-1)
Irish Grid Reference W632766

Tower (Irish: Teamhair) (Ordnance Survey Ireland name Model Village[2]) 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.[3] By 1902, the Cork and Muskerry Light Railway branch line to Blarney had a station at Tower Bridge.[4] 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.[1]


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.

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  1. ^ a b "CD121. Alphabetical list of towns with their population, 2006 and 2011" (PDF). Census 2011. Central Statistics Office. 2012. Retrieved 22 September 2016. 
  2. ^ "Street Map". Mapviewer. Ordnance Survey Ireland. Retrieved 22 September 2016. 
  3. ^ "Cork Sheet 73". Six-inch map. Ordnance Survey Ireland. 9 June 1845. Retrieved 22 September 2016. 
  4. ^ "Cork Sheets 73-02 and 73-03". 25-inch map. Ordnance Survey Ireland. 1 June 1902. Retrieved 22 September 2016.