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 (IRA) was active. On 25 April 1920, two members of the Royal Irish Constabulary (RIC) were ambushed and killed near Upton. One of these policemen was Sergeant Cornelius Crean from near Annascaul in County Kerry, the older brother of explorer Tom Crean.[4] The Upton Train Ambush took place on 15 February 1921 also during the War of Independence.

St. Patrick's Industrial School, Upton, was based in the area from the late 19th century to the 1960s.[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. ^ Frank McNally, 'An Irishman's Diary', The Irish Times, p. 17. Dublin, Saturday, 23 April 2016.
  5. ^ "St. Patrick's Industrial School, Upton ('Upton'), 1889–1966, Chapter 2, section 2.01". Report of the Commission to Inquire into Child Abuse. Archived from the original on 26 May 2009.