Coachford is a village west of Cork City, County Cork, Ireland. It is located on the north side of the River Lee. Coachford got its name from Ãth an ChÃ³iste as there used to be a narrow ford across a stream . The Lee was flooded for a hydroelectric power plant and farmland including many houses were flooded by the newly formed lake.
Coachford is located around a crossroads where the R618 and R619 regional roads intersect. Mallow is 20 miles north of the village, Macroom is 9 miles west, Cork City is 15 miles east and Bandon is 20 miles south.
Close to Coachford is Mullanhassig Waterfall. It is about 3 miles west of Coachford just off the Macroom Road. Close to the schools is a medieval church surrounded by a cemetery of centuries old graves. Just about 1-mile south of Coachford on the road to Bandon is Rooves Bridge, which was constructed over the River Lee in the 1950s to replace the old bridge which was submerged due to the building of the hydroelectric dam at Inniscarra about 6 miles down river. Rooves Bridge is the longest bridge spanning the River Lee.
The above text is an extract from a recent revision of the Wikipedia article Coachford, which is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike License 3.0
Tell us about any upcoming major events in Coachford and we can add to our website!