Winston Churchill visited Blarney Castle in 1912 and I presume kissed the Blarney Stone.
I’m sure I’ve seen this photo (found via Facebook) somewhere around Blarney but for the life of me I can’t remember where it was. If I see it I’ll update this post.
A boat tied up at Lapp’s Quay in 1932, from the Examiner of November 15th of that year.
Wedding car passing Pasley’s shop in Youghal, 1960s.
Custom House Sheds and part of Cork City Centre. This is a slightly modified version of the original photo found here or direct link to the image. I corrected the perspective and slant, increased the contrast and sharpened it. Better or not?
Before you shout, “You monster! That’s not the original photo!” Neither is the original image as it’s a scan of a print and saved as a lossy Jpeg. Open both files at 100% to compare.
This is one from The National Library of Ireland on their Flickr stream. I have no memory of that corner being anything but a branch of BoI.
St. Patrick’s Street in Cork through the decades. The last photo was taken by the late photojournalist Roy Hammond in 1985 and appeared in the Cork Folklore Project’s Archive Magazine no.16.
According to Ask About Ireland, this photo of a statue of King George II was knocked down in 1863 making this a very early photo of the city.
Perhaps the most remarkable of the photographs is the photograph of the statue of George II on horseback. The statue was knocked down and removed in 1863; the photograph must have been taken prior to this, a mere 28 years after the production of the first paper negative.
This arch was erected on the Lower Glanmire Road in 1930 to mark the arrival of the Papal Nuncio to the city
An electric tram on it’s way down the South Mall in Cork. It’s strange seeing the oddly empty roads before the widespread adoption of cars. The quayside was much the same until a few years ago when it was developed.
Oooh, the health and safety people won’t be happy to see people out on the ice!
I don’t live near the Lough so I’ve never seen it frozen over as hard as this is because it usually means the roads are impassible but I remember seeing the Atlantic Pond in Blackrock frozen over one winter during the 90s.