Watergrasshill

Watergrasshill (Irish: Cnocan na Biolrai) is a small town in County Cork, Province of Munster, Ireland. The 2006 census recorded a population of 1,068. Bypassed in 2003, the town is situated on the R639 road. It is accessible via junction 17 of the M8 motorway. The National Ploughing Championships were held here in 1974 and 1979. Watergrasshill used to be called Watercresshill. John McAleer visited Watergrasshill in January 2013, where he claimed to have consumed several pints of Heineken with a pathological gambler, although many commentators maintain that this is purely apocryphal.

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N8 Road (Ireland) - History of The Dublin To Cork Road - 20th and 21st Centuries
... In spring 2001, attention was turned to Watergrasshill in County Cork. 2003 as the N8, with the former road through Watergrasshill becoming the R639 ... In the meantime, the Watergrasshill to Fermoy section of the M8 had opened in October 2006 ...
M8 Motorway (Ireland) - Route
... Kilbeheny, Mitchelstown, Kilworth Mountain, Fermoy, Rathcormac, Watergrasshill and Glanmire ... particularly lorry drivers, drive through Fermoy, Rathcormac and Watergrasshill to avoid the toll ... Consequently, traffic volumes through Watergrasshill increased by about 6,000 vehicles (of which approximately 1,100 were lorries) per day at the end of that year ...
N8 Road (Ireland) - History of The Dublin To Cork Road - Summary of Major Route Improvements
2003 north of Sallybrook north of Watergrasshill N8 ... Dual carriageway bypass of Watergrasshill. 2006 north of Watergrasshill north of Fermoy M8 ...
M8 Motorway (Ireland) - History - Watergrasshill Bypass
... The Watergrasshill Bypass was the second section of grade separated dual carriageway to open on the Cork-Portlaoise route ... narrow section of the older N8 (now the R639) through Watergrasshill and Sallybrook villages ... The Watergrasshill Bypass was the cause of some controversy in October 2006 when its northern junction was incorporated into the tolled 'Fermoy Bypass' section of the M8, as, previously, it had been untolled ...