Mahon is an area to the south-eastern side of Cork, Ireland with a population of 13,006. Mahon gets its name from Lough Mahon, a wide stretch of the upper section of Cork Harbour. It was once a peninsula of lush green fields and estates but in recent years has seen many developments. The area was generally known as the Ring of Mahon, this coupled with the presence of Ringmahon House and later by Mr.Ben Dunne )
Mahon is located in a central position in the greater Cork area with the South Ring Road running along its eastern and southern edges and entering the Jack Lynch Tunnel under the River Lee. The road gives easy access to Cork Airport as well as Cork City Centre. The area is mainly residential with housing estates packed densely throughout. It is home to the Mahon Point Shopping Centre which is Cork's biggest shopping centre and retail park. The industrial area has major employers such as the Central Statistics Office, Project Management, Webprint and RCI located there.
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