Many of the wealthier citizens of Cork in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries lived on Bachelor's Quay. They built some fine Georgian houses along the quay. The houses became tenements in the nineteenth century when the merchants and bankers left for the more fashionable suburbs of Blackrock and Montenotte.
Bachelor's Quay was named after an old merchant family. The western part of the quay is built on a reclaimed marsh formerly called Pike's marsh. The eastern part of the quay is built on a portion of the old city wall. A bridge connected the two parts of the quay, east and west of what later became Grattan Street, which was formed by the filling-in of a waterway in the late eighteenth century.
Bachelor's Quay / Cé na mBaitsiléirí
The photograph is a fine study of a Georgian doorway on Bachelor's Quay.
A view from the east of the portico of a doorway on Bachelor's Quay.
The same portico of the Georgian doorway photographed from the west.
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