Carrigaline

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Carrigaline (Carraig Uí Leighin in Irish) is a single-street village (or sráidbhaile) in County Cork, Ireland. It is located about 12km from Cork City which can be reached by car in 25 minutes.

The population of the village and its hinterland has increased exponentially since the late 1970s when it was identified as a growth centre by Cork County Council. Such growth has occurred with the relentless construction of new housing, mostly semi-detached in estates.

The young population of 12,000 is expected to reach 16,000 in the coming years. The village is thus beginning to assume the function of a town, although it does not have its own town council and remains under the authority of Cork County Council.

Infrastructural improvements have recently been made with the construction of a Bypass road to the East which allows traffic bound for nearby Crosshaven to avoid the congestion of Main Street. A similar road to the East is currently in the late planning stages and construction is expected to begin in 2006.

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