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Cloyne - Cork - B/W - Round Tower

circa 1910

Cloyne (Irish: Cluain) is a small village to the south-east of the town of Midleton in eastern County Cork in Ireland. It is also a see city of the Anglican (Church of Ireland) Diocese of Cork, Ross and Cloyne, while also giving its name to a Roman Catholic diocese. St Coleman's Cathedral in Cloyne is a parish of the Church of Ireland while the Cathedral of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Cloyne, Cobh Cathedral of Saint Colman overlooks Cork harbour.

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  • County: Cork
  • Town: Cloyne
  • Scene: View of Main St with round tower
  • Date: 1910 (estimate)

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  • Read about Cloyne below

Cloyne

Cloyne (Irish: Cluain) is a small village to the south-east of the town of Midleton in eastern County Cork in Ireland. It is also a see city of the Anglican (Church of Ireland) Diocese of Cork, Ross and Cloyne, while also giving its name to a Roman Catholic diocese. St Coleman's Cathedral in Cloyne is a parish of the Church of Ireland while the Cathedral of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Cloyne, Cobh Cathedral of Saint Colman overlooks Cork harbour.

Climate

Being only 2 miles (3 km) from Cork harbour and 3.5 miles (6 km) from the open ocean, Cloyne has a remarkably mild climate with few extremes of temperature. The highest recorded temperature was 31.1 degrees Celsius (88.0 °F), in August 1995 and the lowest was -7.1 degrees Celsius (19.2 °F), recorded in January 1987.

As already mentioned, the climate of Cloyne is mild all year round, with an average of only 6 days frost each year. Snow is almost unknown, especially in recent years. Rainfall averages around 950 mm (37 in) per annum, with the wettest weather usually occurring between October and January. Lengthy dry spells often occur between April and August, sometimes causing drought conditions, although significant rain can also occur even during these months. Sunshine hours average at approximately 1530 hours per year, which makes it one of the sunniest places in Ireland.

Famous son - Christy Ring

Besides its ecclesiastical importance, the village of Cloyne is notable as the native-place of the great Cork hurler, Christy Ring. Christy was born and grew up in Cloyne where he learned to hurl before joining Glen Rovers in Cork city. But he is buried in Cloyne where he is commemorated by a handsome statue. Cloyne now fields a senior hurling team and were runners-up in the Cork Senior Hurling Championship final in October 2006.

Places of interest

The village of Cloyne has a round tower which is the village's symbol.

Economy

The land around Cloyne is extremely rich and fertile, being mainly of limestone base. This makes it very suitable for agriculture, with many acres of wheat and barley harvested each year. The underlying limestone rock also gives rise to a spectacular network of caves under and to the south of the town. These caves are accessible from the grounds of Cloyne House on Rock Street. (Permission must be sought from the owner as these are private grounds).

Transport & communications

  • Nearest airport Cork International Airport .