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Pictured here is a view of the town of Glamire, County Cork.

Situated just 6km outside of Cork city, the town traces an old history back to the earliest days of Christian Ireland. The bridge at Riverstown in Glanmire is one of the oldest constrcutions in Cork, and its history is dotted with events involving many of those who shaped the future of Ireland including the nephew of Brian Boru and Oliver Cromwell. In the 1800's, the town was a heavily industrial place with lots of mills and factories scattered around the river. As well as its industrial background, the town was also once plagued by an outbreak of smallpox which killed many of the residents.

Glanmire was once just a small village, but today is almost a suburb of Cork city, the drive from the city to the town never really deviates from built up urban areas, and even though the view here is of a rural area, this is pretty much the only rural area between the city and the town centre. With a population of almost 16,000 people, this is today a large town (by Irish standards) which relies heavily on tourism.

The body of water seen here is the Glashaboy river, which connects to the River Lee. The wooded area is part of the Glanmire Woods. Its hard to imagine that not more than 5 minutes drive from here is the Tivoli Docks and industrial estate area of Cork city.

This was the view over the river and entrance to the town at 7.00am on a calm morning.

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Additional Photos by Noel Byrne (Noel_Byrne) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2714 W: 15 N: 6501] (22793)
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