Grand Parade

Berwick Fountain

Berwick Fountain The Berwick Fountain was originally built in 1860 but was taken down and removed while construction went on in the Grand Parade, Cork. Here it is almost ready, although I’d swear they moved it a few feet .. Cross over the Grand Parade for the last time passing the Berwick Fountain (1860), which […]

Grand Parade mooring post

Grand Parade mooring post Believe it or not this may have been a mooring post for boats in the 1700s. At the time the River Lee ran through the Grand Parade and boats were tied to this on the quayside. Now it’s a busy street. It is reputed that this post was a cannon used […]

Colourful houses

Colourful houses Colourful buildings on the Grand Parade look out onto the continuing construction on the street. Who knows when it’ll end?

Santa & Cole in Cork

Santa & Cole in Cork Santa came to Cork early this year, sort of. This metal work is from somewhere on the Grand Parade in Cork. It’s designed by the firm of Santa & Cole, obviously, and seems to be a perfect place for people to throw their litter unfortunately.

Engarde! Construction continues in Cork

Engarde! Construction continues in Cork Will the construction work in Cork ever end? They just finished digging up the end of Washington Street and Grande Parade when they dig up that busy corner again. Not quite as bad as the ESB or Bord Gais running a trench through brand new tarmac and leaving a broken […]

The Bike at the Library

The Bike at the Library Cork City Library on the Grand Parade used to have railings in front for locking up your bike. Those railings disappeared a few months ago but people still leave their bikes there. The library itself will soon be the subject of a major facelift as a developer expands it into […]

Sky High Cork City

Sky High Cork City Cork City as seen from the top of the carpark on the Grand Parade. The big ugly white building is the tax office on O’Sullivan’s Quay, the church is a disused one nearby. I’m not sure of the name off the top of my head, anyone? Technique: 1. Use two layers, […]

Construction on the Grand Parade

Construction on the Grand Parade Pictured several months ago in February, pedestrians were blocked off from the construction work by high fences but not high enough to stop someone sticking a camera over the top. This is one of the construction vehicles. Looks like a mix of a forklift and a crane doesn’t it?

Pedestrians this way

Pedestrians this way Walking through a building site can be a hazardous task, especially when it’s one of the main streets of a city. Thankfully there are signs to lead the way through the maze of construction equipment, pot holes, broken paving and pipes. And then you get to the construction site. Image made in […]

Grand Parade on the Lee

Grand Parade on the Lee This is the Grand Parade in Cork, from across the River Lee on Sullivan’s Quay. It was the graffiti on the river wall, “Tek”, that prompted me to shoot this image and I like how it came out. It does lose something in this resized version because of the distant […]

JCB on the street

JCB on the street A JCB helps to dig up the Grand Parade in Cork. This was shot last September and like the previous couple of shots, this street is completely different now. It’s looking well, although the fancy stonework is begining to lose it’s shine. The chewing gum is sticking, and the fumes of […]

Strolling on the Grand Parade

Strolling on the Grand Parade If that couple were to walk along the Grand Parade now they’d be in the middle of a busy street but back in August last year it was still a building site. Wondering what Cork looked like over 20 years ago? Take a look at these photos!

Running along Grand Parade

Running along Grand Parade Just outside the Peace Park on Grand Parade in Cork an exuberant teenager went running towards me and I was lucky enough to grab this shot before they ran past!

Cork City Tour Bus

Cork City Tour Bus The Tour Bus just left without me! An open top bus brings tourists around the city, where to? I’m not sure, I’ve never taken it! This was on Grand Parade about 9 months ago. The plastic dividers in the middle of the street are now gone and where that bus is […]

Fianna Fail in Cork

Fianna Fail in Cork Fianna Fail, “The Republican Party”, had an office on the Grand Parade in Cork for years. Last time I looked the building was derelict. Anyone want to compare the state of their Cork office to their policies or chances in the next election? Fianna Fail have been in power almost continuously […]