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Ballyphehane (Irish: Baile Féitheáin) is a suburb in the south of Cork in Ireland. It is one of the oldest suburbs in Cork and was created as part of a post-World War II initiative to create a model community in Cork. Between 1948 and 1993, a total of 11 housing schemes totalling 1,316 dwellings were built by Cork Corporation, now known as Cork City Council. Many of the main roads in Ballyphehane are named after the executed leaders of the 1916 Rising  including Patrick Pearse, James Connolly, Thomas MacDonagh and Thomas Kent.
The combined population of the Ballyphehane A and Ballyphehane B  electoral divisions is 1,443. However, without strictly defined boundaries, many definitions of Ballyphehane include some or possibly all of the Pouladuff A and Pouladuff B electoral divisions.
Ballyphehane Community Association Ltd operates Ballyphehane Community Centre to provide services and facilities including meeting rooms, a sports hall, gym and a number of playing fields which play host to the local soccer team Killreen Celtic.
Adjacent to the Community Centre is the Tory Top Road public library, which was opened in 2005 replacing the previous library which had served the local community since 1974. The library is owned and operated by Cork City Council.
Ballyphehane is bordered by the Lough Parish, South Parish, Douglas/Frankfield, and Turners Cross. The Tramore river flows through the parish. The Church of the Assumption is the Catholic church in the parish. The parish also includes Cork Airport.
There are several schools in the area. Maria Assumpta Girls' National School and the Presentation Secondary School, run by the Presentation Sisters, caters for the girls of the area. Réalt na Maidine National School is the primary school for boys. A co-educational Gaelscoil, Gaelscoil an Teaghlaigh Naofa is also located near Ballyphehane Community Centre. There is also an all-boys secondary school, Deerpark Christian Brothers school run by the Edmund Rice School Trust (ERST).
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