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County Cork
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, Province of Munster
Munster
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, in the south-west of Ireland
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County Cork
County Cork is a county in Ireland. It is located in the South-West Region and is also part of the province of Munster. It is named after the city of Cork . Cork County Council is the local authority for the county...

, Province of Munster
Munster
Munster is one of the Provinces of Ireland situated in the south of Ireland. In Ancient Ireland, it was one of the fifths ruled by a "king of over-kings" . Following the Norman invasion of Ireland, the ancient kingdoms were shired into a number of counties for administrative and judicial purposes...

, in the south-west of Ireland
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. Glandore is located about an hour's drive west of Cork
Cork (city)
Cork is the second largest city in the Republic of Ireland and the island of Ireland's third most populous city. It is the principal city and administrative centre of County Cork and the largest city in the province of Munster. Cork has a population of 119,418, while the addition of the suburban...

 city.

The village has several pubs, with traditional music. It is a very popular holiday destination for Irish holiday makers in particular. Famous homeowners include Margaret Jay, former leader of the House of Lords
House of Lords
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, and Tony O'Reilly
Tony O'Reilly
Sir Anthony Joseph Francis O'Reilly is an Irish businessman and former international rugby union player. He is known for his involvement the Independent News & Media Group, which he led from 1973 to 2009, and as former CEO and Chairman of the H.J. Heinz Company. He was the leading shareholder of...

. The village yacht club's official headquarters is next to the Glandore Inn. The Rectory is a Georgian listed building that caters to private parties such as birthdays, weddings and anniversaries. Many well known celebrities and high profile names have been through the doors of this venue.

The Irish Coast Guard has a unit based in Glandore at the "Rocket House" at the western end of the village.

The annual regatta takes place the third weekend of August.Sailing is the main attraction to the village however rowing and swimming are also a part of the community.
In former years there used also be Irish dancing competitions in the village square. The Lar Casey Cup is awarded to the winning Dragon class yacht.

Every 2 years (on odd years) the Glandore Classic Boat Regatta is held during the second week of July.http://www.glandoreyc.com

Geography

The village is located on the east side of Glandore Harbour. The harbour is approximately three miles long north to south with the village of Leap at the north end, Union Hall on the west side and two small islands, named Adam and Eve, at the mouth of the harbour at the south end. The sailing directions in the harbour are "to avoid Adam and hug Eve".
Rocks in the middle of the harbour called The Perches have a flashing green mark to the western extremity indicating a safe channel. The Danger Rock further up the harbour is indicated with a flashing northern cardinal mark.
The harbour itself is located midway in Glandore bay which is the area between The Galley Head and Toe Head.

Townlands in Glandore are Rushanes, Aughatubber, Drombeg in which Drombeg stone circle
Drombeg stone circle
Drombeg stone circle , is a Recumbent stone circle located east of Glandore, County Cork, Ireland. Drombeg is one of the most visited megalithic sites in Ireland...

 is located, Kilfinnan, Kilfaughnabeg, Brulea, Maulmarine, Kilcosan, Reenogreena, Cregg, Tralong, Carriglusky and Knockardan.

History

Due to its location, Glandore was one of the earlier settlements in the area. In 1215, the Normans
Normans
The Normans were the people who gave their name to Normandy, a region in northern France. They were descended from Norse Viking conquerors of the territory and the native population of Frankish and Gallo-Roman stock...

 built two castles here. The present pier and wall were built in the first half of the 19th century. A fair was held at Tra an aonaigh (Beach of the Fair) also known as Tralong (Beach of the ship) in the 18th century.

Glandore was then for centuries closely associated with the O'Donovan
O'Donovan
O'Donovan or Donovan is an Irish surname, as well as a hereditary Gaelic title. It is also written Dhonnabháin in certain grammatical contexts, and Donndubháin, being originally composed of the elements donn, meaning lord or dark brown, dubh, meaning dark or black, and the diminutive suffix án...

 family, who gained control of the harbour from the Normans and occupied its castles.

Wildlife

The harbour supports a wide array of species. Seabirds include grey herons, oystercatchers, gannets, shags, cormorants, herring gulls and black tipped gulls. A number of seals live in the harbour. Whale, dolphin, porpoise and shark are frequently found in the greater bay area between the Galley Head and Toe Head. There are many seals in the area also. Mackerel can be plentiful in the harbour depending on the time of year.

Sailing

Over the years sailing has become a very wide spread activity for both adults and children. The yacht club organizes 16+ courses every year for junior sailors while there is still courses for adults as well as powerboat and instructors courses. Every odd year Glandore hosts its "Classic Boat Regatta" which takes place over the space of a week. Boats from all over the country come to participate in this event.
The Dragon and Squib keelboat classes and many dinghy classes including Laser's, Topaz are raced by club members.
For more information on Glandore's sailing events visit:
www.glandoreyc.com

Places of interest

  • Drombeg stone circle
    Drombeg stone circle
    Drombeg stone circle , is a Recumbent stone circle located east of Glandore, County Cork, Ireland. Drombeg is one of the most visited megalithic sites in Ireland...

     (also known as The Druid's Altar), is a recumbent stone circle located 2.4 km (1 mi) (1.5 miles) east of Glandore. (grid ref: 24672 35157, Latitude: 51.564553N Longitude: 9.08702W) Drombeg is one of the most visited megalithic sites in Ireland. There is no entry fee for this site.

Churches

  • There is a Roman Catholic
    Roman Catholic Church
    The Catholic Church, also known as the Roman Catholic Church, is the world's largest Christian church, with over a billion members. Led by the Pope, it defines its mission as spreading the gospel of Jesus Christ, administering the sacraments and exercising charity...

     church one mile away on the Rosscarbery
    Rosscarbery
    Rosscarbery or Roscarbery is a town in County Cork, Ireland. The town is on a shallow estuary, which opens onto Rosscarbery Bay.-History:...

     side of the village in the townland of Kilfaughnabeg (meaning "Little church of Faughna"). This church was built circa 1929. The building of a church at another location was abandoned before commencement of the construction of the existing church. The abandoned structure was in Kilcosan (meaning "Half Church").
  • There is a Church of Ireland
    Church of Ireland
    The Church of Ireland is an autonomous province of the Anglican Communion. The church operates in all parts of Ireland and is the second largest religious body on the island after the Roman Catholic Church...

     church on the Leap
    LEAP
    Leap may refer to:* Jumping* Leap , a 2004 album by progressive jazz group Drop Trio* Leap , a melodic interval* Leap, County Cork, a village in Ireland* Leap, County Laois, a townland in County Laois, Ireland...

     side of the village.

Notable residents

  • Tony O'Reilly
    Tony O'Reilly
    Sir Anthony Joseph Francis O'Reilly is an Irish businessman and former international rugby union player. He is known for his involvement the Independent News & Media Group, which he led from 1973 to 2009, and as former CEO and Chairman of the H.J. Heinz Company. He was the leading shareholder of...

    , Chryss Goulandris
    Chryss Goulandris
    Chryss Goulandris, Lady O'Reilly , also known as Christina or Chryssanthie, is one of the richest women associated with Ireland, and holds both USA and Greek citizenship, she owns a major horse breeding operation located in Ireland, France and other countries and has been Chairperson of the Irish...

     and family, at Shorecliffe, a complex of buildings centred on an old guesthouse at which O'Reilly used to stay with his first wife and children, later bought out and extended.

See also

  • List of towns and villages in Ireland
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