Fermoy

Fermoy (Irish: Mainistir Fhear Maí, meaning "monastery of the Men of the Plain") is a town on the River Blackwater in County Cork, Ireland. Its population is about 5,800, environs included (2006 census).

The town's name comes from the Irish and refers to a Cistercian abbey founded in the 13th century. At the dissolution of the monasteries during the Tudor period, the abbey and its lands passed through the following dynasties: Sir Richard Grenville, Robert Boyle and William Forward. However, the site could hardly have been regarded as a town and, by the late 18th century, was little more than a few cabins and an inn.

The Christian Brothers and the Presentation and Loreto Sisters maintain a presence in the town.

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