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Cnocan na Biolraí
The R639 through Watergrasshill
The R639 through Watergrasshill
Watergrasshill is located in Ireland
Location in Ireland
Coordinates: 52°02′24″N 8°14′35″W / 52.040°N 8.243°W / 52.040; -8.243Coordinates: 52°02′24″N 8°14′35″W / 52.040°N 8.243°W / 52.040; -8.243
Country Ireland
Province Munster
County County Cork
Elevation 184 m (604 ft)
Population (2006)
 • Urban 860
 • Rural 208
Time zone WET (UTC+0)
 • Summer (DST) IST (WEST) (UTC-1)
Irish Grid Reference W762843

Watergrasshill (Irish: Cnocan na Biolrai (Watercress Hill)) is a small village in north east County Cork, Province of Munster, Ireland. The 2006 census recorded a population of 1,068.[1] Bypassed in 2003, the town is situated on the R639 road. It is accessible via junction 17 of the M8 motorway. The National Ploughing Championships were held there in 1974 and 1979.[2]


  • Watergrasshill is home to Watergrasshill GAA club and the Watergrasshill United Soccer club.
Church in Watergrasshill

See also[edit]


  1. ^ CSO.ie 2006 census - Table 5 - Watergrasshill
  2. ^ "1979". National Ploughing Association. Retrieved 1 October 2015.