AUGUST 2021 VISIT TO CORK CITY

2021 VISIT TO CORK CITY

The Red Abbey in Cork, Ireland was a 14th-century Augustinian abbey which took its name from the reddish sandstone used in construction. Today all that remains of the structure is the central bell tower of the abbey church, which is one of the last remaining visible structures dating to the medieval walled town of Cork.
RED ABBEY STREET AREA
In December 2008 a bust of Gen Tom Barry was unveiled at Fitzgerald Park in Cork by Cathal McSwiney Brugha, a grandson of Terence McSwiney, the former lord mayor of Cork who died on hunger strike in Brixton Prison in 1921. Tom Barry who died in 1980 and is buried in St Finbarr's Cemetery.
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It was misty and lighting was dull so the area looked somewhat dull and bleak when I visited

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I cannot find any information specific to this Marian statue on Evergreen Street in Cork other than it dates from August 1954.
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CELTIC ISLE (IMO: 8514693) is a Tug that was built in 1986 and is sailing under the flag of Ireland. Its carrying capacity is 386 t DWT and her current draught is reported to be 5.2 meters. Her length overall (LOA) is 34.19 meters and her width is 10.8 meters.
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Planning permission was granted by Cork City Council in July 2013 for a new entrance building onto Horgan's Quay and a new bi-directional road linking Railway Street/Alfred Street and Horgan's Quay. The plan also included bus shelters, a car park with 140 spaces and a set-down area accessed from Horgan's Quay for taxis and buses. In February 2014, €3 million was allocated towards implementing phase one including site works and detailed planning. Work began in summer 2014.
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With its elevated position, Gabriel House is a beautiful, period guesthouse that looks out over Cork’s cathedral spires and the harbour. Guests can pick out freshly laid eggs for breakfast each morning from the house’s own resident hens. A traditional Irish breakfast is served daily and made from local ingredients, while freshly home-baked breads, biscuits scones are made daily.
GABRIEL HOUSE - 2021 VISIT
This graveyard is an important part of the history of Cork city, with many well-known Cork figures buried here. Next to the spire is a monument to John Arnott, (1814-98) who founded Arnotts in Dublin. Businessman, philanthropist and former Lord Mayor of Cork (1859-61), he worked throughout his life to develop the industry and resources of Ireland. In the last 30 years of his life, he gave an average of £1,500 per year to public charity.
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Marie Elisabeth Jean Elmes (5 May 1908 – 9 March 2002) was an Irish aid worker credited with saving the lives of at least 200 Jewish children at various times during the Holocaust, by hiding them in the boot of her car.

In 2015, she became the first and only Irish person honoured as Righteous Among the Nations by the State of Israel, in recognition of her work in the Spanish Civil War and World War II.
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Daly's Bridge is a pedestrian bridge spanning the River Lee in Cork, Ireland. Known locally as the Shakey Bridge, it joins Sunday's Well on the north side, to Fitzgerald's Park in the Mardyke area on the south.
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Daly's Bridge is a pedestrian bridge spanning the River Lee in Cork, Ireland. Known locally as the Shakey Bridge, it joins Sunday's Well on the north side, to Fitzgerald's Park in the Mardyke area on the south.
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Bandfield is a new site-specific artwork presented as part of the Mardyke 300 celebrations.

2019 marked the 300th anniversary of the construction of the public recreation area of the Mardyke in Cork city. To mark this unique moment in the city’s history, the Glucksman invited artist Deirdre Breen to create a large scale artwork at the site of the original bandstand in front of the UCC Ceremonial Gates on Western Road.
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Visitors are immediately greeted by an impressive 19 foot sculpture of Christ the King, by Chicago modernist sculptor John Storrs, towering up over the twin entrance doors with arms outstretched.
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Using Internet Of Things (IOT) technology, these items of street furniture, containing a mixture of moss cultures, filter harmful pollutants out of the air.
FIVE CITYTREES HAVE BEEN INSTALLED IN CORK
The redevelopment of Fitzgerald’s Park has created a state-of-the-art public facility in the heart of the city. The thoughtful re-imagining of the space, driven by the relocation of the bandstand to the front lawn, was integral to the success of the scheme and of reinventing the park.
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Back in 2011 I was walking along Penrose Quay early in the morning and I began to hear voices even though I could nor see anyone. Initially I thought that it was my iPad but after a while I determined that the sound was coming from what I thought was a piece of street furniture. Then I noticed a rather ugly engraved granite block which indicated I was standing beside the "Listening Posts"
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Each year, the anniversaries of the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki remind us of the catastrophic humanitarian consequences of nuclear weapons and what is at stake in our work to eliminate these weapons of mass destruction.
MEMORIAL IN CORK - HIROSHIMA AND NAGASAKI 76th ANNIVERSARY
Spanning six acres and located on the River Lee next to the Port of Cork, the Horgan’s Quay development comprises a new scheme of contemporary offices, homes, hotel, leisure facilities, shops and restaurants. The restoration of the on-site heritage buildings such as the goods shed, carriage shed and original station house make the centre pieces of this mixed use development.
THE REDEVELOPED HORGAN
Rocque's map of Cork of 1759 is the first to show significant housing in the Turners Cross area in the areas that are now Evergreen Street (then Maypole Lane) and Quaker Road (then Graveyard Lane). Previous maps of Cork in 1690 and 1726 show only occasional houses associated with what were then farms on the southern edge of the city. The oldest housing still existing in Turners Cross now dates from the mid 19th century.
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Historically Wellington Road was a relatively affluent residential area with many large houses. At the eastern end of the street, some of the houses were associated with the nearby Victoria Barracks. In the mid 20th century, many of the area's houses were sub-divided into offices or flats - a process that was somewhat reversed by the late 20th century.
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St Finbarr’s Cemetery, which opened in 1868, is the largest cemetery in Ireland outside of Dublin. The keeper’s house (office) is inside the gate to the left. Inside the graveyard there are two small churches (Catholic and Protestant) that were built when the cemetery was first opened and were used for funeral services for a time.
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A broken column is a representation of life cut short. Some have wreaths around them. Wreaths have no beginning and no end thus representing eternal life.
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Holy Trinity Church, also known as Father Mathew Memorial Church, is a Roman Catholic Gothic Revival church and friary on Fr. Mathew Quay, on the bank of the River Lee in Cork. It belongs to the Order of Friars Minor Capuchin and is the only church dedicated to Father Theobald Mathew.
FR MATHEW QUAY
University College Cork has named its new pedestrian bridge after philanthropist Dr Tom Cavanagh — the second campus structure to bear his surname.
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Sawmill Street connects Anglesea Street and White Street and it is home to St. John's College.
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Opened in 1929 by Patrick O' Shea and now run by his son, Patrick O' Shea, O' Shea's Coal Merchants is a long running family business which delivers multiple varieties of coal as well as briquettes, blocks, sticks and gas tanks across the city at very competitive prices.
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This statue is one of a variety of monuments and sculptures scattered throughout the park, which add to its character and unique sense of place. Sculpted by Marshall Hutson, it is a reminder the city's trading heritage.
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This has been here since 2012 but I never noticed it until this visit [August 2021] to Fitzgerald's public park in the Mardyke area of Cork city.
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Designed by Henry Cutler and constructed by local builder J. Hegarty. Together with the President's and Lord Mayor's Pavilion, and the entrance gates, it forms part of a significant group comprising the only surviving structures associated with the Cork Exhibitions of 1902 and 1903.
FATHER MATHEW MEMORIAL FOUNTAIN AT FITZGERALD
A number of archaeological excavations of the area have revealed the remains of houses which were Anglo-Norman in style, made mainly of timber and wattle. The building of houses from timber posed a fire risk, and declined after May 1622, when a lightning strike on North Main Street resulted in a loss of 1500 houses in the city.
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The original dyke was constructed in 1719 by Edward Webber, the city clerk, who owned what were then marshy islands west of the walled city. He drained and landscaped the area, building a dyke topped by a straight promenade leading to a redbrick teahouse in Dutch style. The area became fashionable and the promenade was dubbed the Red House Walk or Meer Dyke Walk after the Meer Dyke in Amsterdam. Dutch influence was strong among the Protestant Ascendancy in the decades after the Williamite War in Ireland.

After Webber's death the land was bought and further developed by future mayor James Morrison. The route of the promenade corresponds to the modern streets Dyke Parade and Mardyke Walk.
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Shandon Street,formerly known as Mallow Lane, is a street in the Shandon area of Cork City, Ireland and is a retail area on the North-Side of Cork city.
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