Carrigtwohill is a small village located just 12km east of Cork city; with a population of approximately 6000, the village has continued to be a popular choice for house buyers. The town’s name originally derived from the Irish ‘Carrig Thuathail’, which translates to‘Tuathal’s rock’ and it first, appeared on written records in 1234 as Karrectochell.
Steeped in history thevillage is also home to Barryscourt Castle, a beautifully restored 12th Century castle which was later rebuilt in the 16th century and underwent extensive refurbishment in 1991 and again in 2006. Sitting on the perimeter of Carrigtwohill is Fota Island the Island is home to Ireland’s only Wildlife Park and the magnificent Fota House and Arboretum. The House is one of Cork’s most exclusive historic houses it boasts beautifully proportioned rooms and exquisite décor with extensive manicured gardens.
The village itself has expanded over recent years and has become a hub for pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies. It also hosts the largest crèche facility in Ireland, making it a hotspot for families with young children.
At the centre of the village is the main street with a small selection of shops, restaurants and public houses it has acquired a somewhat rustic feel over the years.
· Good selection of hairdressers,restaurants, gourmet food stores and coffee shops and public houses
· Renowned calendar of concerts andevents at Fota House & Gardens including: Swing in the Park (September2021), The Tales of Fionn MacCumhaill Children’s outdoor theatre (August 2021)Open Air Live Music Concert with Violini (July 2021) and the Pop UP Movie Club(August 2021)
· Picturesque village with a goodselection of amenities within close proximity of Cork City in a rural setting
· Variety of local sports clubs including Carrigtwohill GAA, Carritwohill Athletics Club & Carrigtwohill Running Club, state of the art All Weather Facility
· Charming village atmosphere full ofhistory and character
· Excellent primary and secondary schools close by
Carrigtwohillis served by both bus and train, with the reopening of the Cork to Midleton rail line in 2009, Carrigtwohill is now served by regular commuter trains goingto and from Cork city. There is also aregular bus service making it easy to get to and from city centre.
Commuter Rail Service
· At Cork Kent Station, Little Island,Glounthaune, Carrigtwohill & Midleton
· 261 Bus – Parnell Place Cork City to Ballinacurra
· 241 Bus – Cork Bus Station toTrabolgan
· 240 Bus – Cork Bus Station toBallycotton
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