old illustrations of cork

old illustrations of cork

Postby Paul Clerkin » Fri Oct 26, 2007 3:15 am

just came across a few of these

Blackrock
Cork Prison
South Mall
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Re: old illustrations of cork

Postby Praxiteles » Fri Oct 26, 2007 2:51 pm

And some further views of Cork:

The Cork river at Blackrock, Bartlett (?) c. 1840:

A rare view of the old St. Fin Barre's and the Fort of Cork seen from below the South Gate Bridge c.1860

Old St. Patrick's Bridge (swept away in the flood of 1852) from Mrs. Hall's Tours of Ireland 1840.
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Re: old illustrations of cork

Postby Praxiteles » Fri Oct 26, 2007 3:03 pm

Two views of a nely built Blackrock Castle by Bartlett published in 1834

Bartlett again showing a busy Merchants' Quay in Cork 1834
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Re: old illustrations of cork

Postby Praxiteles » Fri Oct 26, 2007 3:16 pm

And a small piece of social history, "A Cork Lane" published by Harper's Weekly in March 1888.

Note, that the tower of St. Mary's Shandon still has it urns.

Th ingenious clothes lines are a feature in themselves.
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Re: old illustrations of cork

Postby alandotts » Fri Oct 26, 2007 4:22 pm

this is not an illustration but it is a fantastic picture of Merchants Quay.

i hope this works.

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Postby Praxiteles » Fri Oct 26, 2007 5:14 pm

Here we have St Patrick's Bridge, looking towards Camden Quay

And the Grand Parade
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Postby Praxiteles » Fri Oct 26, 2007 5:18 pm

And another piece of Cork Social History; Fr. Mathew administering the pledge.

His efforts in Cork caused a 25% fall in whiskey distilling in the City.
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Re: old illustrations of cork

Postby samuel j » Fri Oct 26, 2007 6:37 pm

alandotts wrote:this is not an illustration but it is a fantastic picture of Merchants Quay.

i hope this works.

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Lovely shot.... think I remember it like that.....:o
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Postby corcaighboy » Fri Oct 26, 2007 7:10 pm

That is an interesting montage of the old Merchant's Quay. I remember it as a kid....the surface car park for Roches Stores was just behind those buildings and there was an elaborate entry and exit (using the two lanes in the picture).
The St. Vincent's Hostel was in use towards the end, but the quay lost any sparkle as it was bought up in advance of the construction of the ugly monolithic Merchants Quay shopping center. At the very least, the old quay had character.
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Re: old illustrations of cork

Postby alandotts » Fri Oct 26, 2007 7:31 pm

the pic i have is much better quality than what came out when i hosted it.
anyone who wants it pm me your email address.


ps i am an engineer and architects have been a pain in my arse this week.....:)
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Re: old illustrations of cork

Postby Paul Clerkin » Fri Oct 26, 2007 7:44 pm

what was this
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Re: old illustrations of cork

Postby Praxiteles » Fri Oct 26, 2007 8:33 pm

Does it not say "St Vincent's Hostel" over the door?
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Re: old illustrations of cork

Postby Paul Clerkin » Fri Oct 26, 2007 8:43 pm

my eyesight just isn't that sharp but that's what it looks like now you say it
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Re: old illustrations of cork

Postby Praxiteles » Fri Oct 26, 2007 8:57 pm

Camden Quay, then and now!
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Re: old illustrations of cork

Postby Praxiteles » Fri Oct 26, 2007 9:00 pm

Camden Quay then and now.
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Re: old illustrations of cork

Postby Praxiteles » Fri Oct 26, 2007 9:38 pm

The spud market -northern end of the Coal Quay. The lane in the background leads on to the North Main Street just opposite St. Peter's. Painted by Nathaniel Grogan c. 1800.
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Postby Praxiteles » Fri Oct 26, 2007 9:42 pm

Here we have another picture by Nathaniel grogan painted c. 1800 and entitled Whipping the herring out of town. The events are situated against the background of the North gate into the City -alas no longer. The custom commemorated here refers to the tradition of the meat butchers ceremonously to dump herring out of the city at the end of Lent are welcome the arrival of Easter (and the eating of meat) by hoisting the leg of mutton!
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Re: old illustrations of cork

Postby Praxiteles » Fri Oct 26, 2007 10:08 pm

A drawing by John Mahoney of 19 June 1852 in which St. May's, Pope's Quay, before the addition of the Portico, is visible.
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Postby Praxiteles » Fri Oct 26, 2007 10:14 pm

George Atkinson's picture (about 1836/37) of emigrants on Anderson's Quay with the newly built St. Patrick's Church in Glanmire Road on the left. It was consecrated on 19 October 1836 by the smae group of prelates who had consecrated St. MAry's in Buttevant a week earlier.
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Re: old illustrations of cork

Postby Praxiteles » Fri Oct 26, 2007 10:17 pm

Charles Cooke's picture of emigrants on the quays at Anglesea Bridge with the Corn Exchange in the background dating from 1867
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Re: old illustrations of cork

Postby Praxiteles » Sat Oct 27, 2007 11:05 am

Cork, more Blackrock this tyime by T.Creswick 1834
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Re: old illustrations of cork

Postby PTB » Sat Oct 27, 2007 5:52 pm

Praxiteles wrote:Camden Quay then and now.


Pity that there wasn't more wide streets work done in Cork
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Re: old illustrations of cork

Postby Praxiteles » Sat Oct 27, 2007 10:34 pm

The COrk Exchange building of 1711
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Postby Praxiteles » Mon Oct 29, 2007 12:10 pm

Patrick's Brodge looking towards Draw-bridge Street c. end of 19th century
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Re: old illustrations of cork

Postby jungle » Mon Oct 29, 2007 2:21 pm

Was Anglesea Bridge the old name for Parnell Bridge? And if so was the Corn Exchange on the site of City Hall?

Looking at the last photo of Patrick's Bridge, not much has changed in that picture since then...
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