spelled Curraghbinny) is located in County
Infrastructure Currabinny is about 6.5 km east of
Carrigaline, south of R613. The area is on northern side of Owenboy River and the tip of the peninsula
of old red sandstone sloping to sea on three sides which juts into Cork Harbour. It can be found on discovery map number 87, W-790 620.
is known for its Woods. They are managed by Coillte - The Irish Forestry
Company. Interesting features in the Woods are: a pre-historic burial cairn known as the 'Giants Grave' and there is an
elegant gazebo in the centre which a previous private landowner had built to have
tea with a view. The forest trails are wide and airy, The main trail
around the woods is: 5km, and takes about an hour to walk. The highlight
of the walk is an octagonal gazebo. It is on highpoint and
commands impressive views of Crosshaven
and Whitegate. The woods cover an area of 35 hectares. It is fully stocked with broadleaved trees - mainly beech, oak, sycamore, ash and birch.
It also has some Scots pine and Corsican pine which were planted circa
1965 Other flora includes a selection of flowering shrubs and ornamental trees. The ground cover is mainly bracken, blackberry and bilberry.
Animals include the Badger, fox and rabbit. Several species of sea fowl can be also found
- as can the heron which nests in colonies in the tall trees.
History There is a Bronze Age cairn on the summit of a hill known as
"The Giant's Grave". The cairn dates to around 1500 BC.
is not a village or town. The nearest service centres are Ringaskiddy
Images of Currabinny
Satellite image of Cork harbour today showing the location of Currabinny (© 2016
TerraMetrics, edited by Currabinny.com).
"The Terrace" in Currabinny. Behind them is the wood, to the
right is the jetty. (© 2016 Currabinny.com).
"The Terrace" houses circa 1900.
The octagonal Gazebo was built by a previous private landowner for "tea with a
view" (© 2012 Currabinny.com).
A small boat sits in Currabinny (© 2005 Currabinny.com).
An elegant shed in Currabinny. The village of Crosshaven can be seen to
the right, across the water (© 2005 Currabinny.com).
Circular Road. Behind is the Currabinny cul-de-sac, in the left background is
Crosshaven (© 2005 Currabinny.com).
(Contae Chorcaí in Irish) is the most southwesterly and the largest of the modern counties of Ireland. The county is often referred to as
the "Rebel County" because it has often taken a position in major conflicts different to that of most of Ireland. The county's
tourist attractions include the Blarney Stone and Cobh (formerly
Queenstown) which was the Titanic's last port of call. The remote west of the county, known as West Cork, is a popular destination for tourists, who visit the small villages and islands including Sherkin, Clear,
and Dursey and on the mainland Mizen Head which is the "southwesternmost point in Ireland".
Currabinny is located in South Cork, near enough to Cork
City to be a dormitory area.