Architecture

John Lynch The Fenian

John Lynch The Fenian

A plaque on a wall on Devonshire Street in Cork records the capture of a Fenian in 1865. JOHN LYNCH THE FENIAN CAPTURED HERE SEPTEMBER 1865 DIED WOKING PRISON JANUARY 1866 There’s more, this page has quite a bit on him, but also gives a different date for his death. John Lynch was a widower […]

Litt Barber Shop

Litt Barber Shop

Barber shop in Blarney, County Cork. I got my hair cut there last week! Aperture ƒ/10 Camera Canon EOS 20D Focal length 88mm ISO 100 Shutter speed 1/320s

City Hall Hides a Secret

City Hall Hides A Secret

I’m sure every City Hall hides some secrets but in this shot, Cork City Hall hides the looming tower of the Elysian! Aperture ƒ/8 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 18mm ISO 100 Shutter speed 1/160s

Cork rooftops on and on

Cork rooftops on and on

The view from the Grand Parade Car Park is a wonderful one in every direction. Rooftops and the architectural sites of the city can all be seen from there. In this view you can only see the rooftops of the city’s shops and old buildings but in the middle distance is the construction work on […]

Dunnes Stores, Patrick Street

Dunnes Stores on Patrick Street Cork opened again last Thursday. This is the store pictured at the end of August when a timer counted down the days to opening. ‘Course, every time I think of this store, I think of the super hero who posed outside it hawking leaflets a few years ago!

Emmett Place Deconstructed

Emmett Place Deconstructed

Emmett Place in Cork is the sight of feverish building work for the past year or two as a huge city block was torn down and then built up again. Here’s the view from the excellent Aroma Restaurant. Aperture ƒ/7.1 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 18mm ISO 100 Shutter speed 1/125s

Clouds hang over CUMH

Clouds hang over CUMH

Clouds hang over Cork University Maternity Hospital. Aperture ƒ/11 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 72mm ISO 100 Shutter speed 1/250s

The French Armada Anchor in Bantry

An anchor sits in the main square in Bantry Town. According to the Wikipedia page on the town, This anchor from the French Armada force in 1796 was discovered off the northeast point of Whiddy island, Bantry Bay, in 1980 by the Dutch salvage company Smit Tak Couldn’t find much else about it online after […]

This is No 26

This is No. 26

Number 26, a house in Youghal, County Cork. Aperture ƒ/8 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 10mm ISO 100 Shutter speed 1/125s

Culhane

Culhan(e)

Mannix and Culhane on Washington Street occupies a low single storey building on the corner with North Main Street. Did they lose the top floors of their building a few years ago? I remember a girl was killed just up the road when falling masonry from a neighbouring building fell on her. I have a […]

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 […]

Glass Clouds

Glass Clouds

It’s odd sometimes when you’re traveling through the towns of Ireland and you come across the remnants of the Celtic Tiger, usually newly built and empty office buildings. This is one such building, near the waterfront in the town of Kilrush in County Clare. It faces on to a broad street but all the other […]

Patterns in the Wall

Patterns in the Wall

Dotted patterns decorate some of the panels on the new building on Half Moon Street I blogged yesterday. This is on the Paul Street side. Aperture ƒ/6.3 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 10mm ISO 100 Shutter speed 1/80s

Reflection on Half Moon Street

Construction work on the new block on Half Moon Street, Cork nears completion and reflects the brightly lit houses on the far side of the River Lee and the looming grey storm clouds. This shot’s for Richard who commented on a shot taken the other direction last week. PS. entries are still being accepted for […]

Towering Over Our Heads

Towering Over Our Heads

The Clock Tower in Youghal is an imposing building close up, especially as it’s so unusual in having a tunnel through it’s ground floor! We’re going to have a photowalk in Cork on Saturday, September 26th. It’s going to be sometime in the morning, before noon but that won’t really matter because hopefully most of […]