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Kent Bridge

Fermoy
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The limestone bridge spanning the River Blackwater at Fermoy is the town’s best known landmark. Consisting of 7 arches, it was built in 1864/65 and was on the main Cork to Dublin road until the M8 by-passed Fermoy in 2006. Fermoy was an important finding point on the River Blackwater between the 13th and 15th centuries when the Cistercaians operated a ferry across the river west of the present bridge. It was renamed in 2016 “Kent Bridge” in memory of Thomas Kent’s connection on the 1916 Easter Rising.