Lapp's Island

Coordinates: 51°53′57″N 8°27′51″W / 51.89911°N 8.464094°W / 51.89911; -8.464094

Lapp's Island
Lapp's Island

Location in Ireland

Location Cork City
Coordinates 51°53′57″N 8°27′51″W / 51.89917°N 8.46417°W / 51.89917; -8.46417
County County Cork
Ethnic groups Irish

Lapp's Island was once an island in the River Lee. It is now joined with the island which forms the center of Cork City, Ireland and refers to the eastern tip of that island.[1]

It was apparently named after an owner in the 17th century.[2] The island had probably been reclaimed from swamp at that time. In the 18th century it was separated from the main island by a canal which roughly followed what is now Parnell Place. It was fully joined to the main island by 1832.[3]

Custom's House, at the eastern extremity of the island, sits on what was called the tongue of Lapps's Island, and the modern Lapp's Quay sits on the southern shore of Lapp's island.


  1. Fitzgerald, John (1896). "The Made Grounds of Cork". Journal of the Cork Historical and Archaeological Society. II. Retrieved 10 June 2011.
  2. "Lapp Family Genealogy Forum". Retrieved 10 June 2011.
  3. "Beauford's map of Cork city". Cork Past and Present. Retrieved 10 June 2011.
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