Whitegate has an oil refinery the only one in Ireland. It also has an ESB station which supplies most of East Cork. You’ll find a lighthouse in Whitegate helping lots of boats to pass by. There is a beach called Whitebay and every year there is a fundraising event for Chernobyl. It is a sponsored swim at Christmas, so the water is freezing cold. Whitegate has a football pitch, a rowing club, a pitch and putt course, shops, a post office, a church and a school. Trabolgan is also situated in Whitegate.