Rochestown is a suburb of Cork City. It is largely a residential area with several large housing developments, including Mount Oval. Rochestown is situated between Douglas in the west and Passage West to the east with Mahon to itrs north. The area is served by two schools, St Patrick's and Rochestown College, while St Patrick's Church is also in the area. An important trunk road passes through Rochestown, linking the area, as well as other villages in the lower harbour area, with Cork City. Rochestown Road also links Douglas village with the South Ring Road (N40). Local businesses include Rochestown Park Hotel, Rochestown Garage and a small "town centre" type development in Mount Oval.