Upton, County Cork

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Garraí Thancaird
Upton is located in Ireland
Location in Ireland
Coordinates: 51°47′15.61″N 08°40′18.73″W / 51.7876694°N 8.6718694°W / 51.7876694; -8.6718694
Country  Ireland
Province Munster
County County Cork
Time zone WET (UTC+0)
 • Summer (DST) IST (WEST) (UTC-1)

Upton (Irish: Garraí Thancaird, formerly anglicised as Garryhancard)[1] is a village in County Cork, Ireland. It was on the Cork to Bandon section of the Cork, Bandon and South Coast Railway.[2][3]


During the Irish War of Independence the local branch of the Irish Republican Army was active. On 25 April 1920 two members of the Royal Irish Constabulary were ambushed and killed near Upton and the Upton Train Ambush took place on 15 February 1921.

St. Patrick's Industrial School, Upton was based here.[4]

In November 2009 floods led to inhabitants having to boil their water.[5]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Placenames Database of Ireland (see archival records)
  2. ^ West Cork Railway, Copeen Archaeological Historical Cultural Society
  3. ^ Upton, Guy's Directory, 1914
  4. ^ St. Patrick’s Industrial School, Upton (‘Upton’), 1889–1966, Chapter 2, section 2.01, Report of the Commission to Inquire into Child Abuse
  5. ^ LIVE UPDATES, 22 November, RTE News