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 aRead More »

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 crushedRead More »

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 otherRead More »

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 forRead More »

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 ofRead More »

The Clock Tower, Youghal

The Clock Tower in Youghal is a building you won’t miss if you travel through the town (and despite the great bypass around the area, we got caught in a huge traffic jam!) According to this page the tower was built in 1777 and had a grisly past, In 1777, the town’s Clock Gate wasRead More »