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Glanmire, County Cork

county corkGlanmire (Irish: Gleann Maighir) is a suburb approx 4 miles east of Cork city. Glanmire is a quaint village nestling on an inlet of Lough Mahon in upper Cork Harbour and has a long history that dates back to early Christian Ireland. Nearby is the historic Riverstown House and the stone bridge located in Riverstown is one of the oldest constructions in Cork. Oliver Cromwell is reputed to have ridden over this bridge when he inspected Glanmire during the Cromwellian conquest of Ireland. A nephew of the Gaelic king Brian Boru - Brian of Glanmire - lived here. Sarah Curran, lover of the hanged Robert Emmet married Captain Henry Sturgeon in 1805 in the parish church located on a hill above the village of Glanmire.

There is plenty to see and do for visitors staying in Glanmire accommodation. While staying in Glanmire you will find attractions such as Dunsland Gardens - woodland gardens with a wide range of plants, and the Monkey Maze, a 500sq metre adventure play area, catering for children up to 12 years old.


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