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Ringaskiddy

Ringaskiddy is a village in County Cork, Ireland. It is located on the western side of Cork Harbour, south of Cobh, and is 15 kilometres from Cork city, to which it is connected by the N28 road. The village is a port with passenger ferry services to France. A ferry service to Swansea in Wales closed in 2012.Ringaskiddy has seen huge development in recent years, being transformed from a quiet fishing village into a transport and industrial centre. It is now one of the largest employment hubs in the Cork area. The village is close to Cork Airport, as well as picturesque areas such as Crosshaven and Monkstown.Places of interestA Martello Tower exists on the hilltop at Ringaskiddy, with other forts and towers in the harbour. This tower can be reached from the Lough Beg road and offers panoramic views of Cork Harbour.IndustryRingaskiddy is an important industrial centre, particularly for pharmaceutical companies such as Centocor, GlaxoSmithKline, Hovione, Novartis, Pfizer, and Recordati. Most of the world's supply of the erection-treatment drug Viagra is manufactured there. Ringaskiddy port handles much of the vehicle imports for the southern part of Ireland.
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