WATERGRASSHILL, a village, partly in the parish of KILQUANE,
but chiefly in that of ARDNAGEEHY, barony of BARRYMORE, county of
CORK, and province of MUNSTER, 5 miles (S. by W.) from Rathcormac,
on the mail road from Cork to Dublin; containing 533 inhabitants.
This place is said to stand on the highest ground in the county; the
ascent by the road from Cork, a distance of nine miles, is almost
uniform but so gradual as to be scarcely perceptible. It is
intersected by the new line of road from Mallow to Middleton, and is
a station of the constabulary police; a penny post to Cork and
Rathcormac has been lately established. In the vicinity are two
paper-mills. A church or chapel of ease for the union of
Killaspigmullane is about to be erected near the village.
Watergrasshill gives name to the R. C. union or district, of which
it contains the principal chapel; a school is attached to it. There
is also a dispensary for the poor.