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Glandore is the name of both a harbour and village in County Cork, Ireland. Glandore is located about an hour's drive west of Cork city.The village has several pubs, with traditional music. It is a very popular holiday destination for Irish holiday makers in particular. Famous homeowners include Margaret Jay, former leader of the House of Lords, and prominent business-man Tony O'Reilly. The Church of Ireland which is being restored is located at the entrance of The Rectory originally a private home and then home of the Rectory but now a popular wedding venue. The Rectory along with Bearna Donn & Stone Hall were built in the 19th Century by the Allen Family. The village yacht club's official headquarters is located near the pier on the Old School Road.The Irish Coast Guard has a unit based in Glandore at the "Rocket House" at the western end of the village.The annual regatta takes place the third weekend of August. Sailing is the main attraction to the village; however, rowing and swimming are also a part of the community. In former years there used also be Irish dancing competitions in the village square. The Lar Casey Cup is awarded to the winning Dragon class yacht.Every 2 years the Glandore Classic Boat Regatta is held during the second week of July.GeographyThe village is located on the east side of Glandore Harbour. The harbour is approximately three miles long north to south with the village of Leap at the north end, Union Hall on the west side and two small islands, named Adam and Eve, at the mouth of the harbour at the south end. The sailing directions in the harbour are "to avoid Adam and hug Eve". Rocks in the middle of the harbour called The Perches have a flashing green mark to the western extremity indicating a safe channel. The Danger Rock further up the harbour is indicated with a flashing northern cardinal mark. The harbour itself is located midway in Glandore bay which is the area between The Galley Head and Toe Head. Glandore is in County Cork. Our Ireland trip planner combines visitor reviews with your personal interests to make an itinerary informed by experts, but tailored to suit your style.
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