The Gathering (2013): Cork city

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The Gathering: Ireland 2013 was a year-long celebration of Ireland. As part of the celebrations, each public library authority in Ireland produced a set of six postcards featuring 'then and now' images of selected places in their city or county. The cards produced for Cork City Libraries are shown below.  Demand for these printed postcards was so great that all stocks of them were gone by autumn 2013.    

 Cornmarket Street 
Cornmarket Street: the ‘Coal Quay’ market, pre-1897, Cork Local Studies collection (top)
Margadh Ché an Ghuail, Sráid Mhargadh an Arbhair, roimh 1897, ó chnuasach Léann Chorcaí (ar barr)  

Cornmarket Street, 2012 (below)
Sráid Mhargadh an Arbhair, 2012 (ar bun)

 Grand Parade 
Grand Parade, from Daunt’s Square, early 1900s, Cork Local Studies collection (top)
Sráid an Chapaill Bhuí, ó Chearnóg Daunt, ag tús an 20ú haois, ó chnuasach Léann Chorcaí (ar barr)

Grand Parade, from Daunt’s Square, 2012 (below)
Sráid an Chapaill Bhuí, ó Chearnóg Daunt, 2012 (ar bun) 

Opera House 
Former Opera House (Athenaeum), ca 1900, Cork Local Studies collection (top)
An tIar-Áras Ceoldramaíochta (An Athenaeum), circa 1900, ó chnuasach Léann Chorcaí (ar barr)

Cork Opera House, 2012 (below)  
Áras Ceoldramaíochta Chorcaí, 2012 (ar bun)

St Finbarr's Cathedral 
The former St Fin Barre’s Cathedral, 1865?, Cork Local Studies collection (on left) 
An Iar-Ardeaglais Naomh Fionn Barra, 1865?, ó chnuasach Léann Chorcaí (ar chlé) 

St Fin Barre’s Cathedral, 2012 (on right)
Ardeaglais Naomh Fionn Barra, 2012 (ar dheis) 

St Patrick's Street 
St Patrick’s Street, looking west, early 1900s Cork Local Studies collection (top).
Sráid Naomh Pádraig, siar, ag tús an 20ú haois, ó chnuasach Léann Chorcaí (ar barr)

St Patrick’s Street, looking west, 2012 (below) 
Sráid Naomh Pádraig, siar, 2012 (ar bun) 

Patrick's Bridge
St Patrick’s Bridge, 1899?, Cork Local Studies collection (top);
Droichead Naomh Pádraig, 1899?, ó chnuasach Léann Chorcaí (ar barr)   

St Patrick’s Bridge, 2012 (below)
Droichead Naomh Pádraig, 2012 (ar bun)

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