An almost deserted St. Patrick Street during a bomb alert in 1976. Pictured in Woolworth’s store and Aer Lingus. Porter’s bookshop is still in the same location but now owned by Eason.
A burned out tram on St. Patrick Street, Cork on the Monday morning after the burning of the City in December 1920.
Notice all the parked cars? There were still parking spaces in the middle of the street until the most recent redesign AFAIR.
St. Patrick Street pictured while it was being rebuilt after the burning of the city in 1920.
Simon Murphy shared a lovely photo of Sullivan’s Quay and Saint Fin Barre’s Cathedral taken by his father in the 1960’s. No sign of the Nano Nagle footbridge of course but it’s a familiar scene to anyone who grew up in Cork.
Probably early in the twentieth century.
A Garda directs traffic at the junction of Washington Street and Grand Parade in 1935 according to this tweet.
It’s interesting to see the helmet the Garda is wearing. More like the UK Police than what we’re used to seeing now. Also note T.W. Finn & Co, later renamed Finn’s Corner, who operated a clothes shop at that corner until recently.
Garda four panel helmet. The helmet was worn from 1922 up to the 1940s when it was replaced by the six panel in the 1950s. The helmet is referred to as the Ball-Topped helmet because of the distinctive ball finial on the top, the 1940s issue six panel had a rose finial. The first Garda helmet was a four panelled blue cloth, cork helmet, identical in style to the home service other ranks pattern helmet worn by enlisted ranks in the British army.http://www.irishmedals.ie/garda-uniform-and-badges.php
As others on this thread where I found this image said, probably half of Cork worked here at one time or other in the mid to late twentieth century.
All I remember of Dunlops is the pitch and putt club which is now gone and replaced by a small housing estate in Blackrock.