Togher, Cork

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An Tochar
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Togher Road in Togher
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Location in Cork
Coordinates: 51°52′45″N8°29′31″W / 51.87917°N 8.49194°W / 51.87917; -8.49194
Country Ireland
Province Munster
Local government area Cork (city)
 (2016) [1]
 (combined Togher A and
Togher B electoral divisions)
Time zone UTC+0 (WET)
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Togher (Irish : An Tóchar, meaning ' causeway or level place') [2] is a suburb on the southside of Cork city, Ireland. Togher is within the Dáil constituency of Cork South-Central.



Togher is bounded to the north by The Lough, to the south by Ballincrannig and Farmers Cross, to the east by Ballyphehane and to the west by Waterfall and Wilton. [3] Flowing through the parish is the Liberty Stream, from Corcoran's Bridge to Togher Cross where it disappears underground for a short while before re-emerging at Greenwood and joining the larger Tramore River on its way to Douglas. [3] Togher is divided into the electoral divisions of Togher A and Togher B, which (as of 2016) had a combined population of 2,765. [1] These electoral divisions are bounded by Glasheen River on the western side, with the Glenmore River acting partially as its eastern flank with the Pouladuff road forming part of the boundary as far as the junction of Pearse Road. [4]


Historically Togher was an agricultural area with large estates owned by ascendancy families such as the Sarsfields. [3] Togher originally lay in the parish of St Finbarr's South until 1890, when it formed part of the newly created parish of St Finbarr's West, better known as the Lough Parish. Togher's Roman Catholic church, the 'Church of the Way of the Cross', was built in 1972 to "meet the needs of the growing suburban population". [5] The Togher Historical Association has been active since 2009.[ citation needed ]


Local clubs include St Finbarr's GAA club, [6] Everton FC, [7] Pearse Celtic, and Greenwood FC. Togher Athletic Club is home of Irish racewalking Olympian Robert Heffernan. [8]

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  1. 1 2 Census 2016 recorded 2,064 people in Electoral Division Togher A and 701 in Electoral Division Togher B
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  6. "About Us". St. Finbarrs National Hurling and Football Club. Retrieved 5 November 2017. In 1956 the [St. Finbarrs] Club decided to purchase ground in Togher, and so began our association with this parish
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