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..
The launch of the German ship Babette Jacob from Verolme Dockyard, Cork, in 1972.
Via this Facebook post but there’s more information about the ship here and here.
Mandy’s restaurant in Cork, 1984. via Facebook
CHILLIN’ WITH THE KID: From left, Aidan O’Shea, Nicky O’Connell, Philip Long and Ger Coughlan meeting their hero Rory Gallagher in 1976
Via Facebook but also on his official website.
The Capitol Cinema on the Grand Parade is no more. It’s now a building site with rubble and construction equipment and people working to build a new department store. (source)
Dublin Hill, with Blackpool in the background, in the 1930s. (source)
The Arcadia on Lower Glanmire Road being demolished. Via Facebook.
Looking up the road towards St. Michael’s Church.
Construction of the County Hall visible in the background. Via Facebook.