Re: Re: Photos of Cork Street / Coombe Bypass a decade ago.
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Same location today. The Georgian buildings there – Nos. 4, 5 & 6 Ardee Street – were refurbished and retained within new development.
Before & after.
You have to go around the corner into Weavers Close to glimpse the rears of the Georgians now.
St. Luke’s Church & its alms house. The story there is well known: The congregation of the church declined and it closed in the ’70s. A fire in the ’80s burnt it out. The Coombe bypass was driven across the former tree-lined avenue between the church and alms house at the entrance, destroying its historical setting.
The Widows’ alms house has been restored and integrated within that new development on the corner. The church awaits reuse.
They plastered over the calp side elevation of the Widows house.
Ardee Street, ancient route out of the city. The white car in the distance is turning into the old Cork Street.