A boat tied up at Lapp’s Quay in 1932, from the Examiner of November 15th of that year.
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.
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.
The Coal Quay or Cornmarket Street in Cork has long been a venue for street trading.
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