Theme Week County Cork – Union Hall

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Main Street North © Timothw

Main Street North © Timothw

Union Hall (Irish: Bréantrá) is a small fishing village located in County Cork, Ireland, located on the west side of Glandore Harbour. Its nearest neighbour to the west is Castletownshend; to the east, Glandore village. It is approximately 10 kilometres south-east of Skibbereen. As of the 2016 census, 270 people were living in Union Hall. A key source of employment in the area is fishing, and the pier has its own ice plant and fish processing factory run by Glenmar Shellfish Ltd. Tourism is also an economic driver, and among the area’s attractions are boat trips to view whales, dolphins and seals. The coastal village lies on a hill, and has a small harbour for small fishing boats and other small craft.

By road it is accessible over the narrow Poulgorm Bridge on the R597 regional road to Glandore, Rosscarbery and Leap. The bridge is only one lane wide, so traffic must wait for the bridge to be clear before crossing. The bridge was built c.1890, and featured in David Puttnam‘s 1994 film “War of the Buttons“.

Main Street South © Timothw Poulgorm Bridge © geograph.org.uk - Mike Searle/cc-by-sa-2.0 Union Hall as seen from Glandore © Irlchrism Union Hall Harbour © Timothw Main Street North © Timothw
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Poulgorm Bridge © geograph.org.uk - Mike Searle/cc-by-sa-2.0
There is a supermarket and a fish shop in the village. There is also a post office and a number of bed and breakfasts.

Union Hall has a Roman Catholic church (built c.1832 and dedicated to St. Bridget) to the south of the village, and a Church of Ireland church close to the village centre (built c.1840).

The area around Union Hall is known for its hills, woodlands, rivers and islands. There are a number of small inlets, bays and beaches.

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