Category Archives: Urbex

A Tunnel at the Marina, Cork City

About two weeks ago I stumbled across a small tunnel near the old slipway by Dundanion Castle, roughly 1o meters in length it looks like it is being recently used as an illegal dumping spot. I checked Ordinance Survey Ireland … Continue reading

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Mount Gabriel – Mizen Peninsula, Co. Cork

Mount Gabriel not only provides a pretty great view of the peninsular but also features some mine shafts as well. We managed to find at least 3 mine shafts close in proximity to the road leading up to the mountain … Continue reading

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Carrig House, Lower Glanmire Road, Cork City

I’ve seen this late Georgian house across The Marina on several occasions and was always curious as to see what was inside it. Unfortunately, a fire in 2002 had destroyed most of the interior. An attempt to renovate it had … Continue reading

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The Ovens Cave, Cork

Here’s an interesting snippet from Charles Smith’s ‘The Ancient and Present State of the County and City of Cork’ ¬†published in 1774: The Ovens or St Owens parish is washed on the S and E sides by the Bride and … Continue reading

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Ballincollig Castle Above and Below

Located South West and a 10 minute walk from the Main Street, lies Ballincollig Castle. Built in the 14th Century, possibly earlier, much of the castle lies in ruin and the grounds completely overgrown with brambles but the piles of … Continue reading

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Exploring Goggin’s Hill Tunnel

Built in 1851 and closed in 1961, Goggin’s Hill Tunnel currently stands as the longest abandoned railway tunnel in the Republic of Ireland.

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