Glenville is a village in Co Cork. It is situated approximately 12 miles north east of Cork City. This area contains some unique habitats, flora and fauna, including the Small Cudweed and the Sand Martin, a migratory species that return from North Africa each spring to breed in the porous sand cliffs along sections of the river valley. In recent years, these endangered species have been the subject of an EU investigation, whereby the planning authorities and the Irish government were held to account in breach of various EU Bird and Habitats Directives. Glenville also contains many sites of historical interest including a Famine Walk, a Mass Rock dating back to penal times and a Manor House and estate, giving home to many exotic and rare plant species such as the pocket handkerchief tree and marvellous rhododendrons. There are two pubs in the village as well as shops, a church and a resource and sports centre.