Drakes Pool

Halfways between Carrigaline and Crosshaven lies a stretch of the Owenabue River/Estuary with a very lively history known as 'Drakes Pool'. The name reveals the linkage to Sir Frances Drake who in 1743 took refuge in these waters from the Napoleonic forces as they patrolled around Cork Harbour. His hiding place worked and he lived to fight another day. Drakes Pool is now a popular shelter point for contemporary yachts and boats -many connected with the RCYC in Crosshaven.

Drakes Pool
Drakes Yachts

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