Nadd ("Nead an Fiolair" translated from Irish means "The Eagles Nest") is a village in the south east of Duhallow, located on the Kanturk to Cork route on the foot hills of the Boggeragh mountains. The population of the village and surrounding areas is approximately 170 people. The population has been steadily increasing over the past number of years with a large number of young families now living in the area.
Nadd is also well known for its socialising in the famous Nadd pub where GAA supporters returning from inter county games would regularly call in on their way home from such events. This building (above picture) is one of the oldest buildings in Nadd.
Nadd was very well known in the past for its athletics with the annual Nadd sports event which took place on the Sunday of the August bank holiday weekend. There was many track and field, cycling and horse riding events. Mini marathons also took place in the surrounding roads of the village. Nadd sports day would be followed by a dance that evening which would have been held in the Isle of Sky Hotel in Banteer.
Nadd had an important role during the civil war (1919 - 1921) where a number of safe houses existed to give refuge to soldiers of the Irish Republican Army. There are a number of monuments erected in the area to remember those who lost their lives to the cause.
During World War II with a fuel shortage in the country as coal could not be imported, the army were sent to camp in Nadd bog where they cut turf to supplement fuel supplies. Turf is still harvested from the bog today.