Plunkett Buildings on Oliver Plunkett Street

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Remember when Casey’s furniture was in this building? It’s now a €2 shop. Ger Collins is doing research into this building so if you know more check out this Facebook post.

St. Patrick’s Street, 1940s

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A very busy St Patrick’s Street in Cork. Some of the buildings are unchanged. via Facebook

Apple France visit Apple Ireland in Hollyhill Cork, 1980

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Apple have had a presence in Ireland for many years, but oddly enough I don’t think there’s yet an Apple Store in the country.

Here’s an interesting interview with Steve Jobs on the opening of the facility at Hollyhill in 1980.

Grand Parade / Singers /corner Cork, c.1890

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Singer’s Corner looks sort of the same doesn’t it, and there’s still a clothes shop across the road!

Not Opera Lane

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Not Opera Lane

This is not the Opera Lane you know of if you visit Cork today. It’s Faulkner’s Lane off Emmet Place in Cork. Before that block was almost completely razed to the ground it was a narrow, dark little street, but a public street. According to this thread it’s not even a “right of way” anymore. A photographer I’m friends with on Facebook discovered this when he tried shooting models in Opera Lane. Security staff informed him he was on private property and would have to move.

Page 15, article 12.4

12.4 EXTINGUISHMENT OF THE PUBLIC RIGHT OF WAY AT
FAULKNER’S LANE, CORK.
On the proposal of Comhairleoir B. Bermingham, seconded by Comhairleoir J.
Buttimer, An Chomhairle approved the report of the Assistant City Manager dated
29th November, 2007, regarding the extinguishment of the Public Right of Way at
Fauklner’s Lane, Cork. An Chomhairle also agreed to adopt the following
resolution:-
“Now An Chomhairle hereby RESOLVES THAT
Having considered any representations and/or objections which were received in
writing within the prescribed statutory period setout in section 73 (1) (a) of the
Roads Act, 1993, it is now hereby Ordered that the Public Right of Way at
Faulkner’s Lane from its junction with Emmet Place in a south-easterly direction
along Faulkner’s Lane for a distance of approximately 80 metres to a point
approximately 18 metres from its junction with St. Patrick’s Street, is
extinguished forthwith”.

The original minutes of that meeting are now gone unfortunately. (via corkpastandpresent.ie)

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