“13 September 1942 at the end of the Blackwater manouvres troops march through Patrick Street, Cork in the biggest military parade in the country”
This small building stood for years on Merchants Quay, Cork but I don’t think I ever ventured inside. Going by the comments I’ve seen it’s probably a good thing too.
It’s been torn down since, not sure when, but this is what the site looks like now. I took this photo two weeks ago.
Photo credit: William Murphy.
The light coloured hut is where Penneys is now.
In retaliation for Chapman’s death, Auxiliaries, Black and Tans and British soldiers set fire to a number of houses and then looted and burnt numerous buildings in the city centre. Many civilians also reported being beaten, shot at, robbed and verbally abused by British forces. Firefighters later testified that British forces hindered their attempts to tackle the blazes by intimidating them, shooting at them and/or cutting their hoses. Over 40 business premises, 300 residential properties, City Hall and the Carnegie Library were destroyed by fire. Over £3 million worth of damage (1920 value; 172 millon euro in today’s money) was done, 2,000 were left jobless and many were left homeless. Two unarmed IRA volunteers were also shot dead in their home in the north of the city, and a woman died of a heart-attack when Auxiliaries burst into her house.
I never expected to see so many parked cars in a picture taken in the 60’s. Ireland wasn’t exactly prosperous back then, but maybe it’s just where people had to park. There’s only one car in motion where the same location now has three lanes of constant traffic during the day. (via)