Views of Cork and Killarney

St Patrick's Street, c. 1900

St Patrick's Street (Views of Cork and Killarney)
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.

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