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Finbarr House, Cork

Finbarr House is situated right next to University College Cork (UCC) on the Western Road.

What’s strange is that it is a rundown building in the perfect location for renting to students: right in front of the University. Who knew there was an Irish property owner who didn’t want to make a few Euro on the side?

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Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 10mm
ISO 200
Shutter speed 1/200s

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7 replies on “Finbarr House, Cork”

It’s probably tied up in some legal battle or something. I see a lot of these buildings scattered throughout the country and anytime I ask the answer is almost invariably that there is some issue over ownership.

My Grandfather built that house for his family. I spent many happy holidays there. He was a successful builder in Cork and built it for his family. The only people who really occupied the house the majority of the time was members of the Walsh family. It breaks my heart to see it derelict but it was sold to a property developer when my uncle died back in 1999. It was a fantastic place always full of visitors, dinners and drinking. It isn’t owned by the university as far as I am aware.

Thanks Michele for commenting and filling in the details about that house. It’s a real shame it’s been derelict for so long though.
Whoever bought it missed a huge opportunity and now the boom is gone!

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