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'''Rocky Island''' is an island located in Cork Harbour. Its intended use was as a gunpowder store from which to store and supply the British forces in Ireland.
 
'''Rocky Island''' is an island located in Cork Harbour. Its intended use was as a gunpowder store from which to store and supply the British forces in Ireland.
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[[Image:HaulbowlineRockyIsland.jpg|thumb|180px|left|Satellite Image of Rocky Island from Google Earth with the much larger [[Haulbowline| Haulbowline Island]] above it.]]
  
 
The island is located between Ringaskiddy on mainland and [[Haulbowline| Haulbowline Island]]. The island itself is honeycombed with a network of tunnels and a main magazine that had a capacity of 25,000 barrels of gunpowder.
 
The island is located between Ringaskiddy on mainland and [[Haulbowline| Haulbowline Island]]. The island itself is honeycombed with a network of tunnels and a main magazine that had a capacity of 25,000 barrels of gunpowder.

Latest revision as of 17:02, 28 December 2007

Rocky Island is an island located in Cork Harbour. Its intended use was as a gunpowder store from which to store and supply the British forces in Ireland.

Satellite Image of Rocky Island from Google Earth with the much larger Haulbowline Island above it.

The island is located between Ringaskiddy on mainland and Haulbowline Island. The island itself is honeycombed with a network of tunnels and a main magazine that had a capacity of 25,000 barrels of gunpowder.