Architecture

Holy Trinity Church

Holy Trinity Church (print) Holy Trinity Church on Fr. Mathew Quay, pictured from just outside a side gate on a beautiful Saturday afternoon. The church and attached friary are run by the Capuchins who have been in the city since at least 1637. The church above dates from early eighteenth century.

High Rise Crane

High Rise Crane (print) A view of the crane helping in the construction of a new office block behind Cork City Hall. This is from the lobby of the carpark next door. Other views of the same site: Building a City Sunset, Craning to See the Sky.

The Grand Parade Construction Site

The Grand Parade Construction SIte Another view down the Grand Parade and a look at the construction site that takes up most of the street! Well known shop fronts such as the Singer Sewing Centre are visible in the background. In sharp contrast, the new Soho bar and restaurant is right next to it. It’s […]

De-construction on Grand Parade

De-construction on Grand Parade The construction site that is the Grand Parade right now but it will soon look like Patrick’s Street with broad pavements, paving and those flag bearing poles that are so prominent on our main thoroughfare. No Fred photos today, I haven’t had time to work on any. Expect more next week!

The Commodore Hotel

The Commodore Hotel The Commodore Hotel in Cobh, built in 1854, is an attractive hotel sitting on the main road of the town. Inside, the old world decoration of the lobby, restaurant and bar are inviting.

Press the button

Press the button A doorbell on a building on the seafront in Cobh. I can’t remember which building exactly but it was down in the direction of the train station. It’s scorchio in Ireland now and it’s great! We adopted Oscar yesterday and the poor dog was upset last night until we brought him for […]

An Modh Scoil

An Modh Scoil This is the Small Claims Court in Cork. If you have a grievance about a product or service you can bring a case against the provider here for around 15 Euro. In a past life it was also a primary school. I went to school here in the early 80′s when it […]

Wet Cobbles

Wet Cobbles Wet cobblestones leading into the harbour at Cobh.

Victoria Road Gate

Victoria Road Gate A gateway on Victoria Road, Cork. A suspicious young man glanced out at me when he heard the shutter of my camera. I suppose I would be too!

Tom Murphy Men’s Wear

Tom Murphy Men’s Wear Dermot Fagan with a selection of waist coats We returned my wedding suit yesterday to Tom Murphy Men’s Wear and Dress Hire Service. Irish people love to complain about the shoddy service they receive when shopping but rarely do they shout about a great shopping experience when helpful and enthusiastic staff […]

Tithe Eireannacha

Tithe Eireannacha Nestled in between the city centre of Cork and Blackrock lies an old and historic part of Cork City. Albert Road and Hibernian Buildings are only two streets in this area and should be familiar to anyone on the south side of the city. Welcome everyone from tportal.hr and htnet.hr! Can someone translate […]

Ireland Today: construction

Ireland Today: construction Ireland today is defined by construction. A huge portion of the Irish economy is driven by the residential building trade. An acre of land can go for €50m and up in Dublin. Two rate hikes by the ECB hasn’t dampened Irish interest in owning their own property. This crane was pictured at […]

Picadilly Lane

Picadilly Lane Cork has it’s own Picadilly, Picadilly Lane leads off North Main Street and is situated next to the butchers I featured previously. A quick search of Google didn’t find anything about it but hopefully someone will stumble across this post and add whatever knowledge they have about this small lane.

Selection of Gardening Equipment

Selection of Gardening Equipment Side view of a hardware and tool shop on the corner of North Main Street and Kyle Street.

No. 5

No. 5 The door of a garage on French’s Quay, Cork. Not quite the Number 5 I remember but I Like the colours!