The Bend in the River

Drake’s Pool is situated on the mouth of the Owenabue river, before it flows into Cork Harbour.    This spot is very well known to locals as there is a walkway, on the site of the old railway line from Carrigaline to Crosshaven. This walk is about 7 km long and stops at the Royal Cork Yacht Club in Crosshaven.   Many people use this walk every day, either walking, running, cycling or strolling.  There are a few car parks along the route, so if one doesn’t feel like doing the whole walk, there are always options.

According to history, Sir Frances Drake is meant to have sailed up the Owenabue River, while hiding from the Spanish Armada, and this is how Drake’s Pool got its name.

By the way, the Royal Cork Yacht Club is the oldest yacht club in the world, it started in 1720 and has been going ever since.

Here are some photos I took this afternoon at Drake’s Pool.

A good resting place from the storms

Calmness and peace

The Bend in the River


All is calm


Crosshaven looking across at Cobh

16 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. The Arbitrary Curator
    Jan 10, 2014 @ 18:07:03

    Thank you for the tour! I loved seeing Drake’s pool from different vantage points – felt as much like an actual visit as a blog post can!



  2. Roy McCarthy
    Jan 10, 2014 @ 20:07:46

    Beautiful Joan, close to my heart as well. Walking by Drake’s Pool once I wondered aloud to my female companion why Drake had hidden away like a girl, which earned me a thwack.



  3. wildsherkin
    Jan 10, 2014 @ 20:23:51

    Beautiful light in these pictures, Joan. I really like the views of ‘Crosser’ from above.



  4. ledrakenoir
    Jan 10, 2014 @ 21:42:25

    Looks so idyllic, very well captured… 🙂



  5. tric
    Jan 10, 2014 @ 23:44:25

    Great to have this on my doorstep. Beautiful photos.



  6. amaryllislog
    Jan 12, 2014 @ 23:23:07

    These images are beautiful!



  7. Ruth2Day
    Jan 13, 2014 @ 05:10:09

    so very, very lovely 🙂



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  9. liz2you
    Feb 15, 2014 @ 12:40:04

    Joan, I wonder if that walkway to Drake’s pool was there in some form in the years my old folks lived in Mallow. Back in 1944 or 1945? They moved to Waterford around that time. I suppose Mallow is a bit of a distance? Liz



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