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Carrigaline
Carraig Uí Leighin
Town
Carrigaline – Water Park Road
Carrigaline – Water Park Road
Country Ireland
Province Munster
County County Cork
Elevation 17 m (56 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 14,775
Time zone WET (UTC+0)
 • Summer (DST) IST (WEST) (UTC-1)
Irish Grid Reference W727625
Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1841 603 —    
1851 780 +29.4%
1861 648 −16.9%
1871 439 −32.3%
1881 576 +31.2%
1891 438 −24.0%
1901 476 +8.7%
1911 518 +8.8%
1926 379 −26.8%
1936 315 −16.9%
1946 357 +13.3%
1951 492 +37.8%
1956 606 +23.2%
1961 688 +13.5%
1966 772 +12.2%
1971 971 +25.8%
1981 4,147 +327.1%
1986 5,893 +42.1%
1991 6,482 +10.0%
1996 7,025 +8.4%
2002 9,345 +33.0%
2006 11,282 +20.7%
2011 14,775 +31.0%

Carrigaline (Irish: Carraig Uí Leighin, meaning rock of Ó Leighin) is a commuter town in County Cork, Ireland. It is about 14 km south of Cork city which can be reached by car in 25 minutes (along the R611, which passes through the town, and then the N28 Ringaskiddy–Cork road). Carrigaline has grown rapidly in recent years, from a village of a few hundred people into a thriving town, although many locals still refer to it as "the village". The town is one of the key gateways to West Cork, especially for those who arrive by ferry from France.

Carrigaline is also the name of the parish containing Carrigaline town.


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