Western Star Cork

Western Star Cork

The Western Star in Cork was a favourite haunt of UCC students for many a year but now it looks like it’ll be demolished! Looks like development has been on the cards for quite a while:

Permission was granted to Tom O’Riordan carry out development namely, permission for part demolition of existing public house and removal of existing timber outhouses, construction of 12 medical suites over 29 no. ground floor level car parking spaces and associated entrances, roadways and site works with vehicular access medical sites from the grounds of the Bon Secours Hospital at the Western Star, Western Road, Cork in accordance with plans and particulars submitted on 16/08/05; further information requested on 07/10/05; further information received on 04/04/06; clarification of F.I. requested on 26/04/06 and clarification of F.I. received on 31/05/06 Ref. T.P.05/30005

Aperture ƒ/8
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 18mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/160s


  1. Reply
    Daniel July 29, 2008

    ‘Starries’ was great in the early 90s – back when the Beer Garden was available for all of us Autumnals. When they made the marquee permanent the rot set in, a process accelerated when they redecorated the place like some ersatz farm shed.

    Still though, I’ll be sad to see it go – more of a reflection on the modern business ethic of the sad sacks currently making up the numbers in UCC.

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    Dee July 30, 2008

    That’s such a shame. lovely stone building. The new ‘modern’ replacement will probably be an eyesore.

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    James Farmer July 30, 2008

    I love the red in the image, I imagine that in real life though it probably looks kinda tacky 🙂

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    Eater's Regret August 1, 2008

    Noooo! Not the Star, could they not have saved it?

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    Donncha August 20, 2008

    Drove past there yesterday evening and the place has been demolished!

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