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Glounthaune
Gleanntán
Town
Location in Ireland

Coordinates: 51°54′43″N 8°19′59″W / 51.91202°N 8.33313°W / 51.91202; -8.33313Coordinates: 51°54′43″N 8°19′59″W / 51.91202°N 8.33313°W / 51.91202; -8.33313{{#coordinates:51.91202|-8.33313|dim:100000_region:IE|||||| |primary |name=

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Country Ireland
Province Munster
County County Cork
Time zone WET (UTC+0)
 • Summer (DST) IST (WEST) (UTC-1)
Irish Grid Reference W769734

Glounthaune (Irish: An Gleanntán, meaning "the small glen")[1] is a village situated in County Cork, Ireland, some 10 km east of Cork city, on the north shore of Cork Harbour, the estuary of the River Lee.

Transport

The village was originally a planned town built in 1810 on a tidal quay wall and named at that time "New Glanmire". It is served by the commuter railway line between Cork and Cóbh. The next station in the Cork direction is Little Island, while towards Cóbh the next stop is at Fota Island. With the reopening, in 2009, of the railway line to Midleton, Glounthaune railway station became the junction between the Cóbh and Midleton lines.

Sport

The parish of Glounthaune is the main base for Gaelic Athletic Association club, Erin's Own GAA and soccer club Glounthaune United, which as well as Glounthaune itself covers the neighbouring areas of Knockraha, Little Island, and Brooklodge. Erin's Own won the Cork County final in 2006 (defeating Cloyne) and 2007 (defeating Newtownshandrum). Football is a popular sport in Glounthaune, and the village is home to Glounthaune United A.F.C, which was formed in 2003.

Knockraha Badminton Club train in Glouthaune in Erin's Own GAA hall. [2]

People

See also

References

  1. ^ Placenames Database of Ireland. An Gleanntán Verified 2011-05-06.
  2. ^ Knockraha Area Community Association

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