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Haven in Crosshaven   In our series of Great Whiskey Bars, we travel to Crosshaven, County Cork, a quaint village on the south bank of the Owenabue estuary just thirty minutes drive from Cork city centre. It’s here in this village with a population of about 2,500 inhabitants that we visit a community focal point, Cronin’s Pub. Crosshaven itself has a rich seafaring and boatbuilding history and is home to the world’s oldest yacht club, the Royal Cork Yacht Club which has made its home there since relocating from nearby Cobh in the 1960s. Ideally situated along Cork harbour, a natural harbour and river estuary at the mouth of the River Lee lays claim to be the second-largest natural harbour in the world by navigational area. Crosshaven House, a Georgian home built-in 1769 by William Hayes overlooks the village square and during the famine provided a soup kitchen for the unfortunate victims.   - 'the River Lee lays claim to be the second-lar
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