Raheen quay

Raheen or Ballyheeney is nowadays (or was in 2015) a small, quiet place on a tributary of the Blackwater, close to the lower or Youghal end. Two rivers join the Blackwater at the same place: the Greagagh to the north and the Licky to the south. The Licky looks like the larger river but the Greagagh flows through Clashmore and had a couple of quays along it. It’s not far below Ballynaclash quay.

The Greagagh and the Licky (OSI 25″ ~1900)

I’m not sure which of the quays is Raheen.

Quays on the Greagagh

A nice place for a picnic

Seating provided

I presume the river was wider and deeper when commercial cargoes were carried up here

Clashmore Tidy Towns Association has provided information about the history of the quay: a praiseworthy initiative

The information board

The illustration shows one of the Grand Canal Company’s motor barges; I’d be surprised to find that any of them reached Raheen!

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