“13 September 1942 at the end of the Blackwater manouvres troops march through Patrick Street, Cork in the biggest military parade in the country” (via Facebook)
A gallery of amazing photos of Douglas village as it was in the 1980s. It’s completely changed now hasn’t it? Photos by Joe Healy.
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. PhotoContinue reading “The toilet on Merchants Quay”
The tug boat Shandon pulled up at Lapp’s Quay which is now where the Clarion Hotel and The Boardwalk is. I remember the yard behind it, but not as a Suttons Coal yard, and I have the vaguest memory of the grain merchants building behind. Via Facebook and Shipspotting.com.
A tram in Ballintemple, on it’s way to Blackrock village. This street hasn’t changed much in all those years. (source: Facebook) Edit: Jack Bean posted a recent photo of the same scene:
December 1920, during the Irish War of Independence when the centre of Cork City was burnt by the Black and Tans in revenge for the killing of one of their own by the IRA. The light coloured hut is where Penneys is now. In retaliation for Chapman’s death, Auxiliaries, Black and Tans and British soldiersContinue reading “St. Patrick’s Street in Ruins”