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Baile Mhóntáin
Ringabella Bay from Fountainstown
Ringabella Bay from Fountainstown
Fountainstown is located in Ireland
Location in Ireland
Country Ireland
Province Munster
County County Cork
Elevation 30 m (100 ft)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Urban 894
Time zone WET (UTC+0)
 • Summer (DST) IST (WEST) (UTC-1)
Irish Grid Reference W785582

Fountainstown (Irish: Baile Mhóntáin, historically anglicised as Ballymontane)[2] is a village in County Cork, Ireland, situated some 23 km south of Cork city. It is a seaside town with impressive views of Ringabella and Roche's Point.


  • Places of interest 1
  • Transport & communications 2
    • Air 2.1
    • Bus 2.2
  • References 3
  • See also 4

Places of interest

  • The coast road between Fountainstown and Myrtleville is a popular promenade.
  • Five minutes from the town centre is Fountainstown house, an impressive stately home which was originally built by the Roche's, a Norman family who appear to have acquired the lands of Fountainstown in the 15th or 16th century.
  • Fountainstown Pitch and Putt course (which is reputed to be the oldest in Ireland).
  • Fountainstown's 'back beach' also known locally as 'the ferry' is a popular area for family day trips due to Fountainstown's blue flag beach status and pleasant views of neighbouring Ringabella.

Transport & communications


Nearest airport Cork Airport


For a village of its size, Fountainstown is comparatively well-linked by bus. There are 12 services a day to Cork, all operating via Carrigaline and Douglas, with 8 of the services operating via Crosshaven.


  1. ^
  2. ^ Placenames Database of Ireland
2. Visit the new Fountainstown Community Association Website

See also

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