An Modh Scoil

An Modh Scoil This is the Small Claims Court in Cork. If you have a grievance about a product or service you can bring a case against the provider here for around 15 Euro. In a past life it was also a primary school. I went to school here in the early 80’s when it was the Model School or “Modh Scoil” in Irish. If you look carefully you may be able to see the inscription, “Cork District Model National School” over the door. When it was a school the brickwork needed repair, the grounds were simple cement paths with green areas and the heating was open fires and boilers… Read More

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Tom Murphy Men’s Wear

Tom Murphy Men’s Wear Dermot Fagan with a selection of waist coats We returned my wedding suit yesterday to Tom Murphy Men’s Wear and Dress Hire Service. Irish people love to complain about the shoddy service they receive when shopping but rarely do they shout about a great shopping experience when helpful and enthusiastic staff make the process so much easier. Selecting the right wedding suit was probably the most important clothing choice I made in my life but Dermot, Tom and Owen were there to help. If you need to hire wedding suits then do drop into Tom Murphy’s on St. Patrick Street Cork and tell them Donncha sent… Read More

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Tithe Eireannacha

Tithe Eireannacha Nestled in between the city centre of Cork and Blackrock lies an old and historic part of Cork City. Albert Road and Hibernian Buildings are only two streets in this area and should be familiar to anyone on the south side of the city. Welcome everyone from tportal.hr and htnet.hr! Can someone translate what they said about my blog there and leave it as a comment on this post please? 160 hits from those sites this morning already so I’m hoping it was complementary!

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Ireland Today: construction

Ireland Today: construction Ireland today is defined by construction. A huge portion of the Irish economy is driven by the residential building trade. An acre of land can go for €50m and up in Dublin. Two rate hikes by the ECB hasn’t dampened Irish interest in owning their own property. This crane was pictured at University College Cork where building work on new developments continues.

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Picadilly Lane

Picadilly Lane Cork has it’s own Picadilly, Picadilly Lane leads off North Main Street and is situated next to the butchers I featured previously. A quick search of Google didn’t find anything about it but hopefully someone will stumble across this post and add whatever knowledge they have about this small lane.

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