St. Patrick’s Street Cork

St Patrick’s Street runs in a curve from Saint Patrick’s Bridge to Daunt Square, where it meets Grand Parade. The street obtains its curved shape due to its location over an arm of the River Lee. Parts of Patrick Street were extensively damaged during the Irish War of Independence in an event known as the “Burning of Cork” in 1920. This included the Munster Arcade and Grant’s department store. In 2004, the street was redeveloped by architect Beth Gali to be more “pedestrian-friendly”