Castle Street in Ruins

Castle Street in Ruins

A building on Castle Street in Cork City collapsed yesterday crushing a parked car but thankfully not hurting anyone. This is the scene earlier today where the building has been demolished and in the process of being cleared up. As I left, a truck reversed into the street, presumably to take rubble away.

The crushed car is in the foreground and according to a man I met at the scene belongs to a local business man (and still had a year on it’s NCT, don’t think it’ll pass the next one!)

Aperture ƒ/9
Camera Canon EOS 40D
Focal length 18mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/200s

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8 Comments

  1. robert Reply

    I hope he has more than just third party, fire and theft insurance!

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  3. Treasa Reply

    You’d have to wonder how it happened. Lovely shot Donncha.

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  4. Pat Reply

    It hadn’t been occupied since 1978

  5. Pat Reply

    Also many thanks to Donnch O’Caoimh for the great photograph.

    There is so much unrecorded social history attached to Castle Street, Daunt Square, Coal Quay, Paul Street, Grand Parade, North / South Main the Marsh and the Middle parish.

    For anyone who is interested the building that was demolished was a Cudmore’s Fruit and Veg shop up until 1979 / 80.

    Many thanks to all the other photographers on this site for their efforts and to the people who run the site.

    I was born and bred in Cork City and where ever I go Cork and the people of Cork will always be in my heart.

    Once again – Thank You for the photographs.

  6. Donncha Reply

    Pat – you’re welcome, and glad you like the photos! All but one or two of the photos on this site are actually taken by me.

    I try to post a new photo every day so please return when you can, you’ll see something new!

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  7. liam cork Reply

    my mother inlaw was nearby but thakfully it missed her

  8. Tony Duggan Reply

    My grandmother occupied a flat in the collapsed building at 7 castle street (the door immediately next to the dry cleaners) up to sometime in 1970’s. I remember you used to put your hand in through the letterbox to release the door from inside!

    Indeed Cudmores was on the ground floor to the right of No 7. Cudmores was owned by Harold Cudmore a famous yachtie.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harold_Cudmore

    Its great seeing Cork being rebuilt now. A great city!

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