Ballinacurra, County Cork

Baile na Cora
Motto: Up the Village

Location in Ireland

Coordinates: 51°54′N 8°10′W / 51.900°N 8.167°W / 51.900; -8.167Coordinates: 51°54′N 8°10′W / 51.900°N 8.167°W / 51.900; -8.167
Country Ireland
Province Munster
County County Cork
Time zone WET (UTC+0)
  Summer (DST) IST (WEST) (UTC-1)

Ballinacurra (Irish: Baile na Cora meaning "Town of the Weir") is a small harbour village on the outskirts of Midleton, County Cork. It is about 18 km south east of Cork city.

The village lies at the confluence of the Owenacurra River and the east channel of Cork Harbour. It served as the port for the town of Midleton, which is less than 2km north of Ballinacurra, for centuries and became a loading and unloading point for coal, timber, iron and slate and later flax for the linen industry.

The port of Ballinacurra closed in 1962 as it was deemed too expensive to dredge the growing levels of silt and mud at the entrance to the small harbour. It is now used almost exclusively for small leisure boats.[1]

The man who is reputed to have discovered Antarctica, Edward Bransfield was born and raised in Ballinacurra.

See also


  1. Ballinacurra, Cork Past and Present.
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