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Gardner House

Gardner House

As I mentioned already in my Polish Coal post, my dad worked in Suttons Coals for years. Gardner House on the South Mall in Cork used to be called Suttons House but then coal’s fortunes changed.

Oil and gas became more popular. Legislation banned any coal other than smokeless coal from urban areas and the coal industry in Ireland went into decline.

Anyway, South Mall is the “financial district” in Cork City. There are some beautiful buildings but also some damn ugly ones like Gardner House and the white building across from it.

The photowalk on Saturday is almost full! Will is going to be there too and has blogged all the photowalks countrywide. It’s going to be busy!

On the off chance it’s going to rain make sure to bring an umbrella, or at least a rain coat and if you can, a plastic bag to cover your camera. We can head into the English Market of course but there will be wanderings around the city too!

I must ring the Old Oak tomorrow and ask if they’re serving food around 4pm, failing that perhaps a restaurant. Any other suggestions?

Aperture ƒ/8
Camera Canon EOS 40D
Focal length 18mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 6s

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Donncha Ó Caoimh is a software developer at Automattic and WordPress plugin developer. He posts photos at In Photos and can also be found on Twitter.

5 replies on “Gardner House”

its a bit of a climb, but you could check with the Jade Palace.

And I know its not part of the walk, but I’ve been bugged by friends being part of the Carrigtwothal (or however you spell it) re-enactment festival.
Lots of medieval, world war 2 and roman warriors to photograph. Same day is the catch.


back after 2 weeks in Italy.

That photograph is proof that you can polish s**t. I work in the orange building attached to Gardner House and it is worse on the outside than in….if that is possible.

great shot. the building opposite (Norwich House when I was a boy) is great when viewed from the 4th floor of the building opposite but horrible when looked at from street level – a mistake lots of architects make.

The saddest thing about a beautiful old building burning or being torn down is that it’s almost always replaced with something ugly. An ongoing sign of the times?

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