The wooded hill of Corrin is a prominent landmark for thousands of motorists that pass it each day on the M8 Cork to Dublin motorway. The hill rises from the surrounding plain to a height of 222 metres (728 feet) at the summit, from where there are spectacular views of the surrounding countryside.

Corrin Wood is a very historical site. The mound at the summit forms ‘Carn Thiernagh’ which dates back over 3000 years to the Bronze Age. The Druid Mogh Ruith is said to be buried here. Encircling the summit are the remains of a ring fort which dates to the early Iron Age. A large stone cross was erected on the peak in 1933. It makes an impressive appearance from the M8 when it is illuminated at night during Christmas and Easter celebrations. One can contemplate the Fourteen Stations of the Cross that can be found along the forest road to the summit. These represent the final events in the Passion of Christ.

Corrin is located 3.5 km south of Fermoy, adjacent to Fermoy Golf Course.

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