From Souvenir of Cork & Killarney: with 19 illustrations, complete with letterpress. Dublin and Belfast: Eason & Son Ltd., (n.d.)
Extract from above publication:
"[St] Patrick Street is the most imposing street in the city of Cork, and its main thoroughfare.
The semi-circular shape of the street is accounted for by the fact that it is built on arches over what was once a branch of the River Lee. There are many handsome shops adorning the street, but uniformity is lacking.
The view . . . shows the top of the street, and will convey some idea of what a busy centre it is. At the upper end there is a fine statue by Foley, in bronze, of Father Mathew, the Apostle of Temperance."
Read the history of St. Patrick's street.