Union Quay, Cork sometime between 1900 and 1920 as posted here.
Cork College of Commerce would be built out of shot on the left bank while directly ahead is the School of Music. Is that building at the end of the left bank the old Suttons building?
Bishop Lucey Park on the Grand Parade was a car park before. I have to admit I have no memory of this at all. Even though I always think of Bishop Lucey Park as “new” it was actually opened in 1985!
Photo by Pat Galvin, posted here where he says,
Pre Bishop Lucey Park. This was taken around the same time as Tony’s photo of the Grand Parade. We had a radio Station “Leeside” on the top floor of the Shamrock shop. There was a 12″ drop from one side of the room to the other, so rent was cheap.
I remember the Grand Parade in Cork like this. As some of the comments here say, you could spent an age circling around and around looking for a parking spot. The Grand Parade today is so much better with the wide pedestrian area in front of the library.
Siobhan Russell took these photos of the Cork Docklands in 1990, and recently posted them on Facebook saying,
Taken up the top of R & H Hall, during my final year in the Crawford College of Art & Design 1990. Project on the Cork Docks.
The R&H Hall building still exists. I would love to get up there and get some photos of the city now! Looking the opposite direction to where Siobhan was you’d see something like the scene in the header image on this site..