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Crosshaven Ireland

What more can I tell you of Ireland without sounding like a member of the visitor's bureau?

When I speak of Ireland, I speak of nearly half my ancestry. There is German and Danish in my family but the Irish in me tends to jump out more often. I have visited several times mostly while on business. Each time I try to take in new experiences. But I also try to revisit each place previously encountered. With each visit, I find more of what was missed each time. With each visit, I fall in love even more with the country.

Once such place is the village of Crosshaven in County Cork, Ireland. A friend of mine lives here and I truly appreciate the day he told me of this place. Quite small by many standards, it is quite large in both the history and spirit of its inhabitants. It is a place where you will find fun, good food and great people.

Crosshaven sits at the mouth of the Lee River, which flows from Gougane Barra (see my article Imagine Ireland) out into Cork Harbor, the Celtic Sea and eventually the Atlantic Ocean. It is a river that can at times be peaceful and other times filled to overflowing with rage after heavy rain.

Originally, Crosshaven was a Viking settlement. Those guys seemed to have been everywhere and controlled many parts of Ireland. The village is famous for what is known as Drake's Pool, which is a point upon another river called River Owenabue. It was here, hidden from the inlet from Cork Harbor that Sir Francis Drake hid his ships from the Spanish Armada. The Spaniards didn't have local knowledge of this river and sailed past and up towards the city of Cork. They had missed Drake and his small group of ships.

The village is also famous for the Royal Cork Yacht Club (RCYC), headquartered here since 1966. First established at the Cove of Cork (Queenstown and now called Cobh) in 1720, it has the title as oldest yacht club in the world. Once every two years a regatta is held, drawing huge crowds and is one of the most famous in the world. Sailing ships of all sizes converge on this quiet little hamlet, making it a great place to visit for both boating enthusiast and people in general.

There are also two local military forts of historical significance; Templebreedy and Camden. Both were British forts used until 1938 when the Anglo-Irish treaty was signed. Fort Camden was built in 1780 to protect the strategic centers of Cobh and Cork City. The fort overlooks Cork Harbor and today, rescue efforts are taking place to restore and bring back to life this historical treasure.

Other places to visit in Crosshaven include;

  • Templebreedy, a church that dates from the 14th century. While only ruins remain, it continued to be used as a graveyard until the late twentieth century.
  • Crosshaven House, was built in the eighteenth century to house the Hayes Family. It is a house of historical significance.
  • Anglican Church, which was designed by William Burges. Burges was the architect of historically significant St Finbarr's church in City Cork.

I have spoken of places to eat, drink and have a great conversation in previous articles. My two favorites are Cronins Pub and The Anchor Inn. There are other great pubs and small restaurants as well. I suggest parking your car and walking the streets. Find your own special place and enjoy the friendly atmosphere of your Irish brethren.

Each and every time I travel to Ireland, Crosshaven is one of those places that is always on my list to visit. It is a place that will fill your heart with delight and calm your soul.

Cúram a ghlacadh agus beannacht do anois. (Take care and goodbye for now)


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Ferro  

Thanks for talking about my village, Crossheaven Joe.... its a beautiful place to live! Cork Week, the regatta you mention, its held once very two years rather than twice a year and its a magnificent nautical event - Cork Week 2012 will be held from 7th - 13th this July - come visit!

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  about 7 years ago
BIS_Coach  

You evoke so eloquently the atmosphere of a bygone age that perhaps someone should be employing you as a 'member of the visitor's bureau'!' You certainly make it must place to visit for anyone to have on their itinerary.

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  about 7 years ago
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