Cock Pit Lane, Cork

Cock Pit Lane, Cork

I wouldn’t be surprised if you didn’t know where Cock Pit Lane was, or if you had never heard of it. It’s a small lane off Cornmarket Street, Cork.

I was fascinated by the slight change in meaning of the English and Irish names. The Irish name, “Lana Troid Coileach” literally means, “Cock Fight Lane”, a much less politically correct interpretation I’m sure you’ll agree. I don’t think the name changed in recent times because the only hit for this lane in Google is a PDF file listing O’Shea family members. Apparently William Shea, a publican, lived on Cock-Pit Lane in 1795. Pity there isn’t any more information.

This wasn’t shot yesterday at the photomeet, but I will be posting more of yesterday’s shots during the week!

Aperture ƒ/5
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 48mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/60s

4 Comments

  1. Will Knott Reply

    I was thinking of creating a street name gallery. I know I want “Lovers Walk” and the presumably nearby lane.

    Any other odd street names I should know about?

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  2. Donncha Reply

    Cork has it’s own Grafton Street! It’s that small alley way next to O’Callaghan’s on Oliver Plunkett Street. Yes, the one with the sex shop..

    No other name springs to mind but I had a similar idea except it would be a collage of name plates, like those posters you see in the tourist shops.

    http://inphotos.org/

  3. Meeee Reply

    Pretty sure it’s called Gratton St. not Grafton St. Donncha.

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